Windsor actress awarded for demonstrating outstanding commitment


A 26-year-old from Windsor has been recognized for her commitment to becoming an actress. 

Elizabeth Adams, who graduated from Walkerville Secondary School, has been an actor in the Stratford Festival company for two years and is the recent recipient of the Mary Savidge Award for an actress demonstrating outstanding commitment to her craft. 

Adams is known to act in more classical repertoire pieces, such as Shakespeare.

Some of the roles she's played in the Stratford Festival includes Rosa Intrugli in Grand Magic and Katharine in Love's Labour's Lost, Richard III, and All's Well That Ends Well.

Adams says she was humbled to win the award.

"I was so honoured to have been named the recipient of the Mary Savidge Award, which is basically given to a young actress who has shown dedication and devotion to her craft, specifically for classical repertoire like Shakespeare and things like that."

She says she wasn't expecting to win the award at all.

"I'm still relatively new obviously to the festival, and I'm quite young so I was deeply honoured. Especially amongst all of these people who I've really looked up to and have learned so much from in the past couple of years, so it felt really, really special to have that recognition alongside all of these amazing artists."

She says she loves what she does. 

"I think I just found obviously the poetry to be so beautiful and timeless. And I also had such an amazing director and teacher, the late Ian Watson who was a tech coach at the Stratford Festival. So I just kind of fell in love with the poetry of Shakespeare."

Adams adds that long-term she would love to work in film and television. 

She says that while theatre is very close to home for her, she would love an opportunity to branch out.