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

Starr continues to stay busy in New York 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. 

Check out her community work in the Starretry link above



Dead Meat by Paige Zubel

directed by Kylie Brown

Foundry Reading @ Plays and Players December 10 7:30 pm

Everything You're Told by Xandra Nur Clark
directed by Lauren Zeftel
A staged reaading @ La MaMa, in association with Queer|Art

December 12 7:00 pm

TRAPT by By Stacey Rose
produced by Zion “Noiz” Rose, directed by Candis C. Jones

a work-in-progress presentation @ Joe's Pub

December 16 7:00 pm


​Of the woman came the beginning of sin and through her we all die
a world premiere by Lily Houghton, directed by Kylie Brown

THEN, OF COURSE, ALL THE THINGS HAPPENED by Max Reuben, directed by Shaun Peknic​​

Boscoe Barles Bestival​

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival:  Julius Caesar directed by Illana Stein

Hephaestus by Willie Johnson, directed by Paul Bedard

The World's Ending And Maybe That's Kinda Hot by Catherine Weingarten,  directed by Jake Beckhard

2019 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference

Beyond the Ingenue:  That Was A Good King by Charlotte Lang-Bush

The Neighborhood Theatre Project:  The Willmar Project (Developmental Reading)

Sons of the Prophet by Stephen Karam, directed by Shannon Molly Flynn, produced by Normal Ave

Slightly Altered States Theater's reading of Ty Rex by Sari Caine, directed by Celine Rosenthal

The New Black Fest at The Lark: [hieroglyph] by Erika Dickerson-Dispenza, directed by Colette Robert

The Bushwick Starr Reading Series:  The Bright Terrific by Carlos Sirah & Erik Ruin, directed by Jordana De La Cruz

With a Little Help From My Friends by Harron Atkins, directed by Kylie Brown

Lady Shakes Theatre Company: Romeo + Juliet directed by Martha Benson

Recitatif short story by Toni Morrison, stage adaptation by Michole Biancosino