Elizabeth Staples

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Elizabeth Staples (she/her) is a queer bisexual femme settler of Italian ancestry, who was born and raised in Tkarón:to. She is a multidisciplinary performance artist, theatre creator, director, producer and arts administrator. She is one half of Jord+Liz, whose show PARTYPEOPLE brings alternative drag experiences to city parks. She is trained in physical theatre in the styles of Grotowski and Lecoq. Recent Acting credits include: White Girls in Moccasins (manidoons collective/Buddies in Bad Times) Private Eyes (lemonTree creations), Beneath the Bed (Theatre Born Between/Toronto Fringe). As an emerging Director, her work has been featured in festivals such as SummerWorks, Aluna Theatre’s CAMINOS Festival, Buddies in Bad Times Queer Pride, Bricks and Glitter, and Musical Stage Co’s Musical Moments. Elizabeth also works on the Patron Services team at Theatre Passe Muraille. She makes work for queer people and those that love them.

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