Elizabeth Dickinson

(2010) Chelmsford native Elizabeth Dickinson appeared in the Players' 1984 production of A Little Night Music a year after her graduation from the University of Cambridge in England. She went on to a twenty-year professional acting career, during which she married (1987) former Players regular Christopher Childs, whom she met when the two were called to audition together to play husband and wife at the former Nickerson Theater in Norwell. The two lived in Southern California from 1992-98, during which time Elizabeth appeared onstage in productions directed by Tony Award winner Peter Hunt and controversial critic and director Charles Marowitz; in a unique United Airlines TV ad that recreated the Wright brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk (actually filmed in Death Valley under the direction of Tony Scott); and in a scene of the Tupac Shakur & Tim Roth dark comedy, Gridlock'd, Tupac's penultimate film.

Christopher Childs and Elizabeth Dickinson on their 20th wedding anniversary, April, 2007

After a 1998 move to Minnesota, Elizabeth became seriously involved in both clean energy activism and St. Paul politics, running both for city council in 2003, and for mayor in 2005 as the city's first-ever Green Party candidate -- garnering 20 percent of the vote on a minuscule budget, her campaign staffed primarily by volunteers. While she remains engaged with the political scene, she can these days be most often found on the dance floor, as the sixth-ranked national competitor on a major pro-am ballroom circuit in combined categories of smooth and rhythm. Her favorite dance is the Viennese Waltz


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