Kaitlyn Riordan actor & playwright

Hi there, I’m Kaitlyn, a four time Dora nominated actor from Montreal, who now calls Toronto home. I’m a settler on this land of Irish & French descent and acknowledge that where I call home is the traditional land of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Anishinaabe, and the Wendat and the treaty territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. I continue to grapple with my understanding of the legacy of colonialism on Turtle Island and how the impacts of white supremacy have shaped my own privilege and experience. It is a humbling journey and I’m deeply grateful to the IBPOC artists who have guided that journey through their monumental offerings and achievements.

I first studied acting at Dawson College in Montreal and then at LAMDA in the UK. I’ve lived in London, NYC, and many small towns in Ontario that produce theatre. I was a founding member of Shakespeare in the Ruff in 2012 and Artistic Director from 2017-2021. I perform both on stage and on film and write for the theatre.


Sept/Oct 2022 at The Stratford Festival


by Jani Lauzon and Kaitlyn Riordan