Elizabeth Morris        

Professional Actor
ACTRA & CAEA
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About Professional Actor
Elizabeth is a professional actor and a full member of ACTRA and CAEA  (Canadian Actors' Equity Association).  She is also an American Sign Language (ASL) coach and consultant for films and theatres. 


She has lived in England, Japan, USA, and Canada.  Her career as an actor has taken her around the globe (Japan, Australia, Romania, South Africa, Mexico, USA, and Canada).  She was involved with a tour theatre company called, "National Theatre of the Deaf" (Hartford, CT) and "Quest for Arts" (Washington, D.C.). 

Recently, she performed in a production called, "Ultrasound".  It was at Theatre Passe Muraille (Toronto, ON), directed by Cahoots Theatre.  She performed in a production called, "Bird Brain", at Young People's Theatre (Toronto, ON).  It was nominated for "Dora Mavor Moore" Outstanding Production award in Canada. During this summer of 2017, she will be performing in a production called, "The Madwoman of Chaillot" at Stratford Festival (Stratford, ON).  She is their first Deaf signing actor!  


As an ASL coach, she coached for a production called, "Love You Forever and More...." and "Bird Brain" at Young People's theatre.  This production had won a "Dora Mavor Moore" Outstanding Production award in Canada. She was an coach for "Tribes" at Canadian Stage, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Stratford Festival, and "The Spirit" at Native Earth Performing Arts.  Also, she coached for an episode on a television show called, "Flashpoint".    


​She gives a "Face and Body" drama workshop for children and adults; focusing on their face and body language to tell a story without a language being involved (spoken or signs).  

Beside an actor and coach, she loves to translate music into American Sign Language.  

Recently, she graduated at OCAD University, with a master degree in Inclusive Design.  Her research was based on making live theatres more ACCESSIBLE and INCLUSIVE for the Deaf, Hard Of Hearing, and their families.  At GradEx, she won an award for best display in Inclusive Design's program.  She hopes to encourage ALL theatres to be fully accessible and Inclusive.