Elizabeth is a graduate of OCAD University, with MDes in Inclusive Design. Her award-winning research was based on creating live theatre more accessible and inclusive for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, including their families and friends.
As a professional actor, she became Stratford Festival’s first Deaf signing actor in The Madwoman of Chaillot in 2017. She has toured with National Theatre of the Deaf (Hartford, CT) and Quest for Arts (Washington, D.C.), and is co-founder of Deaf Spirit Theatre in Kingston, Ontario (Three Dynamic Deaf Women Show). She performed in Ultrasound (Cahoots Theatre), and Bird Brain (Young People’s Theatre) which was nominated for a Dora Award for Outstanding Production.
Credits as an American Sign Language (ASL) coach: Love You Forever and More… and Bird Brain (Young People’s Theatre), Tribes (Canadian Stage), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stratford Festival), The Spirit (Native Earth Performing Arts), and an episode of Flashpoint (Avamar Entertainment). As a Deaf Interpreter: Up to Low and Alice Through the Looking Glass (National Arts Centre), Selfies, The Secret Garden and Munch’s Time (Young People’s Theatre).
Her goal is to set up a business exploring, consulting, and educating; developing creative ways of making live theatre more accessible and inclusive.