Starr Kirkland (she/they) 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
THEATER IN THE TIME OF THE RONA
RECORDED PROJECTS AND EXCERPTS:
Normal Ave QuaranStream: Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?
by Harron Atkins
dir by Jeremy Landes
Featuring Justin Sams, Jeorge Bennett Watson, and Starr Kirkland
RULE OF 7x7: 13MAR2020 1930EST USA(NY,NJ,GA)
Created through Rule of 7x7 Social Distance Edition. This is a recording of the live performance on March 29, 2020 over Zoom.
Written & directed by Alton Alburo
Starring Brendan Germain , Matthew Bovee , Jose Useche, and Starr Kirkland
Music by baby chemist
An excerpt from "The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents the 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel"
by Colette Robert, music and lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney
presented byThe Movement Theatre Company & New Georges. (Though the May workshop has been cancelled, a world premiere is still planned for October.)
The Playground Experiment Virtual Volume 138: An excerpt from "Agriculture" by Ruthie Rado
The Playground Experiment Virtual Volume 121: An excerpt from "Settle Down, or Almost Sitcom Star" by Kendra Augustin
The Playground Experiment Virtual Volume 119: An excerpt from "Pot Odds" by Gabrielle Wagner
The PGE Faces of America Monologue Festival #2: Reparation Day by Eric Jones
You can purchase The PGE Faces of America Monologue Festival Anthology #2 HERE, a portion of every purchase benefits Black Lives Matter.
Here in the center of the pandemic in NYC, artists were hit immediately. Most of the gorgeous work this year has been postponed, or more often cancelled completely (along with a lot of our other careers, day jobs, gigs, and 9-5s). There are so many levels to what is going on mentally, physically, emotionally, and individually. As a community, it has truly been difficult, and there are difficult days ahead, but artist have a way of reflecting the times while also providing light and hope. It's not easy and it's not the same, but the theatre community has sprouted up with innovative ways to move theatre online, exposing that we can thoughtfully make theatre more accessible, and how vital art is to survival and community. The creativity and heart of the artist is bright and pulsing, and I am so grateful and proud to be a part of this big theatre family.
Write It Out! created by Donja R Love
Streaming this World AIDS Day! Wednesday, December 1 7:00 pm ET
HE HAS THE PRETTIEST HANDWRITING
Conceived by Raelle Myrick-Hodges with text by Ray Hodges
Choreography by Antonio Brown
January 16 5:00 pm & January 20 8:00 pm @ The Public, Shiva Theater
HELD in 2020 due to Covid-19:
WP Theater present The Pipeline Festival: SANDBLASTED by Charly Evon Simpson
directed by Victoria Collado
produced by Ilana Becker
The Movement Theatre Company and New Georges present
THE HARRIET HOLLAND SOCIAL CLUB PRESENTS THE 84TH ANNUAL STAR-BURST COTILLION IN THE GRAND BALLROOM OF THE RENAISSANCE HOTEL (aka The Cotillion)
written and directed by Colette Robert
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 Elinor 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