This is a series of posts featuring our artists who are making things happen in and around our great borough of Queens.  Please check back weekly for new posts.

Eliza Simpson (Astoria)
Eliza Simpson (Astoria)

Actor, Creator and Co-Producer of The Mother Line Story Project

Where were you born?
Nyack, NY

Which Queens neighborhood do you live in and for how long?
Astoria, 2.5 years

How did you get involved in theater?
My parents were both performers. Theater was just part of growing up in my house.

What do you love most about Queens?
The people. Queens holds amazing communities of grounded, look you in the eyes kind of people.

Do you have an “only in Queens” moment you’d like to share?
There’s a woman on my block who walks a tortoise on a leash.

Your top Queens picks (food, entertainment, sights, etc)?

My whole life orbits around Vitality Market
Queens Kickshaw
Queens Comfort


Current/Upcoming projects?
Come see “The Woodsman” at New World Stages. Must close May 29th! And visit for video, podcasts, and more. Then look for us at The People’s Improv Theater this August!


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