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 Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Anishinaabe, and the Wendat. 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. In 2018, I wrote Portia’s Julius Caesar, refocusing Shakespeare’s play to centre the female characters. I perform both on stage and on film and my acting resume can be found here.
Half the script is Riordan’s own writing; the other is drawn from 17 Shakespeare plays, including Julius Caesar, 4 sonnets, and a poem. Her achievement in weaving this all together so it comes across as a single – and credibly Elizabethan – voice is considerable.
The Toronto Star 3.5/4 stars
– Orphan Song (actor) at The Tarragon Theatre (April 2022)
– 1939 (co-playwright) at The Stratford Festival (Sept/Oct 2022)