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
THEATER IN THE TIME OF THE RONA
New Ohio Theatre for Young Minds presents Journey Around My Bedroom Written by Dianne Nora
Lyrics by Dianne Nora & Hyeyoung Kim
Songs and Music by Hyeyoung Kim
Directed by Jaclyn Biskup
Production Stage Manager Nat Kelley DiMario
Scenic & Puppet Design Myra Reavis
Assistant Scenic & Puppet Design Ana M. Aburto
Sound Design by Tae Jogn Park
Featuring Laura Kay, Ashley Kristeen Vega, & Starr Kirkland
December 26- January 10 Live-Streamed @ New OhioTheatre
January 11- February 11 On Demand
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 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.
HELD due to Covid-19:
A work in progress reading of Hallmark by Emily Breeze
directed by Jessica Slaght
Saturday, March 213:00 PM @ The Tank
WP Theater present The Pipeline Festival: SANDBLASTED by Charly Evon Simpson
directed by Victoria Collado
produced by Ilana Becker
April 2-4 Thursday 7:00 pm, Friday 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 pm
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
studio production May 8th-10th in the Mezzanine Theater at A.R.T./New York Theaters, with a full production in October 2020
Youngblood In-Progress: Running While Black by Jahna Ferron-Smith
directed by Steve H. Broadnax III
(Moved to virtual due to the pandemic) @ Ensemble Studio Theatre
Kathryn Appleton & Theater in Asylum presents Hephaestus by Willie Johnson
directed by Paul Bedard
LPAC's Rough Draft Festival @ Mainstage Theater Black Box
TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever by James Ijames
directed by Jordana De La Cruz
Ensemble Studio Theatre: We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Brunch Together- The Show by Ife Olujobi
directed by Dominique Rider
Rule of 7x7: January Edition- The First and Final Meeting of the Seventh Grade Girls Cult by Shara Feit
directed by Kylie Brown
TRAPT by By Stacey Rose
produced by Zion “Noiz” Rose, directed by Candis C. Jones, a work-in-progress presentation @ Joe's Pub
Everything You're Told by Xandra Nur Clark
directed by Lauren Zeftel, a staged reaading @ La MaMa, in association with Queer|Art
Dead Meat by Paige Zubel
directed by Kylie Brown, Foundry Reading @ Plays and Players
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
2019 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference