Welcome to the Official Elizabeth Morris Website!
Elizabeth is a professional actor and a full member of ACTRA and the Canadian Actors' Equity Association. Also, she is an American Sign Language (ASL) Coach and Deaf Community Consultant for theatre/film. The purpose of this site is to provide information for both theatre and television assignments.
She has lived in England, Japan, USA, and Canada. Currently, she lives in Ontario, 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, "Quest for Arts,” in Washington, D.C. and the “National Theater of the Deaf," in Hartford, CT.
In Canada, Elizabeth has been in a Campbell soup commercial and was part of a CBC radio documentary based on her family (a hard of hearing brother, a deaf/autistic brother, and a hearing sister). She was also the ASL narrator for Luis Jacobs' artwork. Also, was involved in Natasha Nicholson's photo shoot for a project on accessibility.
She has also worked on productions at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People in Toronto. She was both a performer and the American Sign Language consultant for a production of "Bird Brain" and the ASL consultant for "Love You Forever and More..." based on Robert Munsch's books. That production won the 'Dora Mavor Moore- Outstanding Production award in Canada.
Recently, she was an ASL coach for an episode of a Television show called, "Flashpoint."
Currently, Elizabeth is part of a group of Canada's Shakespeare Link who are working on a production of "Romeo and Juliet" which will include
both Deaf and hearing actors. The production will use both
American Sign Language and spoken English.
She regularly gives “Face and Body” workshops to
both adults and children. These workshops have been used to train teachers and student teachers to use their facial expression and body language more effectively with children who have language problems. She has also performed at a wide variety of events using a comedy routine based on her experiences as a Deaf person in a hearing world.
Elizabeth really enjoys signing popular songs and is working hard to persuade theatres to allow her to sign some of the songs in professional concerts as a way of making the music accessible to the Deaf. It is one of her biggest dreams! She feels that if you truly believe in your dream, it will happen!
Check for her videos on YouTube. Her channel is "The Elizabeth Morris Show".
Please enjoy your visit. Come back soon to see what's new!