STARR KIRKLAND

Starr Kirkland (she/they) is a bi-coastal actor and spoken word artist. She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and the British American Drama Academy.

Starr continues to stay busy working on plays, readings, dance shows, spoken word performances, and programs with youth in the community. Her passion for the advancement of youth with the use of creative arts continues through her work in many programs that foster a creative, open, intellectual environment for young people to express themselves. 


She works with Realize Your Beauty promoting positive body image through theatre arts, and performs an original one-woman show promoting literacy at The Morgan Library and Museum as Belle da Costa Greene.

 

In a topsy-turvy world, you can often find her upside down: whether it be in a silk, walking on her hands, or generally being strange in a corner. 

COMPANY MEMBER

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CURRENT PROJECTS

New Ambassadors Theatre Company’s FEARfest: HOT BLOOD SUNDAE by Aly Kantor

directed by Mia Anderson

October 26-29 @ 8:00 PM, October 29 @ 10:30 PM, October 30 @ 4:00 PM

TADA! Theater

New Light Theater Project presents INK'DWELL by Erin E. Adams 

directed by Tabatha Gayle

September 29-October 16, 2022

59E59 Theaters

 

Ojai Playwrights Conference New Works Festival

Running While Black by Jahna Ferron-Smith

directed by Taylor Reynolds

Dramaturge: Sasha Emerson 

Sunday, August 14 @ 3:00 PM
Matilija Auditorium

Tight Five by Jennifer Downes and John Peña Griswold

directed by John Peña Griswold

July 13, 15 @ 8:00 PM

July 16, 17 @ 4:00 PM

Cherry Lane Theatre

(And see fellow New Ambassadors Theatre Company members in Irregulars!)

The World Premiere of CRYING ON TELEVISION by R. Eric Thomas 

directed by Reginald L. Douglas

May 31-June 26, 2022

Everyman Theatre 

"This World Premiere comedy from Thomas, a Baltimore-based writer, humorist, and internet sensation, is both laugh-out-loud funny and beguilingly sweet. It’s a platonic rom-com about four strangers in an apartment building, the notion of loving TV characters as much as your real friends, and trying to form genuine friendship connections as adults."

Antu Yacob and Project Y present ALL HANDS ON DECK

Featuring work by Julienne Hairston, Lisa Strum, Bleu Beckford-Burrell, and up-and-comer Mahalet Tegenu

directed by Celestine Rae and Dennis Allen II

Begins June 26, 2022

The Apothetae/New American Voices Reading Series

Say It Ain't So by Nikki Brake-Silla on Saturday, May 21 @ 5:00 PM

The Life and Times of Stephen Hawking on Sunday, May 22 @ 5:00 PM

Queens Theatre

South Coast Repertory THE 20​2​​2 PACIFIC PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL:
HOW TO ROLL A BLUNT by ​​​Naomi Lorrain
directed by Colette Robert
dramaturg, Francisca Da Silveira
​Friday, April ​​8 @ ​4:00 pm PST

Segerstrom Stage

Ensemble Studio Theatre Youngblood Monday Lunch Episode 15:  Love and Grief or the Mary Christmas Play

by Phanésia Pharel

directed by Mikhaela Mahony

Zoetropoe
Zoetropoe

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TJ Loves Sally

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RECENT WORK

New Ambassadors HEARTbroke 2022 festival

Sense by Serena Berman

directed by Bryn Herdrich

Project Y presents Women in Theatre Festival 2022 (Hybrid Two-Handers, Monologue Slam)

Blackbox by Amina Henry &  #GirlPowerHour by Kaaron Briscoe
I Am an Island by Julienne Hairston

directed by Michole Biancosino

Bust (workshop presentation) by Judith Champion Playwriting Fellowship & Inaugural Recipient, Zora Howard 

Manhattan Theatre Club

Write It Out! created by Donja R Love

Blurring Boundaries 2021 Festival:  Binders by Erin Moughon

directed by Raquel Valiente

Pot Odds by Gabrielle Wagner

directed by Joy Kelly

HANG TIME by Zora Howard

Ensemble Studio Theatre Youngblood Monday Lunch Episode 7:  How Will We Know When the Play Starts?

by Lily Houghton & Sofya Levitsky-Weitz

directed by Jake Beckhard

Seven Devils Playwrights Conference: Crying on Television by R. Eric Thomas
directed by Pascale Florestal

 

The Workshop Theater presents Words Matter Plays

The Seventeenth Chapel by Aditi Brennan Kapil

Old Furniture by Christina Ham

When the Sun Touches you the Monsters Die by Franky D. Gonzalez

All donations directly benefit Invisible Hands

(NY Times Critic's Pick)  Exquisite Corpse Company: Zoetrope 

by Leah Barker, Emily Krause, and E​linor T Vanderburg

co-directed by Porcia Lewis & Artistic Director Tess Howsam

developed as a part of John Drew Theater at Guild Hall's Artist in Residency

A national collaboration with presenters 59E59 Theaters’ Plays in Place Program, Center Theatre Group, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and co-commissioner Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College: 

Black Feminist Video Game  by Darrel Alejandro Holnes 

directed by Victoria Collado

The Workshop Theater presents TELL ME I'M GORGEOUS AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Aaron Coleman

directed by Dominique Rider

All proceeds to The Audre Lorde Project

Adventure Player's Live:  Sharing Space in Outer Outer Space

Livestreamed March 2021