Our Team

David di Giovanni

Artistic Director

David di Giovanni is a playwright, theatre director, and North York resident.  He co-founded madonnanera with Amanda Cordner, a theatre company invested in creating new outrageous and intersectional work for the stage and screen.  He is the Artistic Director of Shakespeare in Action, and is passionate about growing performing arts experiences outside of the city centre.  

Tamara Freeman

Artists & Outreach


Tamara Freeman is very happy to be a part of the Shakespeare in Action family as the Artist and Outreach Coordinator, managing the Artists Supporting Community Initiative (ASCI) program. She is a graduate of the Acting for Film and Television program at Humber College. Since graduation, she has been blessed with incredible experiences on stage, set and in recording studios as an actor and creative, both in Toronto and Ottawa. She continues her artistic journey by setting her sights on both directing and artistic leadership having recently become the fourth company member of Skipping Stones Theatre. Freeman also works as an Artist-Educator for both Shakespeare in Action, and A Company of Fools.

Suchiththa Wickremesooriya

educAtion coordinator

Suchiththa Wickremesooriya is a multi-disciplinary actor/educator who has recently been drawn to multi-sensory theatre as well as physical theatre. As an educator, he holds a M.A in Musical Theatre and has been tutoring and teaching a wide array of subjects since the age of 15, including for SIA. Select Credits: The Tempest (Citadel Theatre), The Secret Garden (Theatre Calgary), Midsummer Night’s Dream (SIA), Creases in My Sari (Alumnae Theatre) and Pocket Rocket (Lost and Found). He appeared last on stage in Bend it Like Beckham the Musical, but has continued to perform in Zoom plays, musicals and rehearsed readings. He is passionate about education and very excited to work with SIA’s many talented artist-educators to bring their work to schools all over the GTA, both in-person and online.

Matt Nethersole

outreach assistant

Matt Nethersole is a Juno Award nominated multi-disciplinary performer, educator and artivist. His work employs music creation, poetry, dance and theatre to express an eternal longing for nature and the cosmic complexity of human life. Matt’s career has taken him from the stages of Stratford and Shaw to Theatre Passe Muraille and Buddies in Bad Times as well as regional theatres across Canada. Matt is dedicated to using the arts as a mechanism for social change by making art accessible to over-exploited communities. Matt’s greatest hope for his life and work is that it be a symbol of loving kindness and a prompt for others to recognize their inherent power and value.

“The happiness of one’s own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one’s own happiness, the happiness of others.”  –  Paramhansa Yogananda

Rikki Katarina

Graphic Designer

Rikki Katarina is happy to be back working with the SIA family! A recent Honours Grad from YorkU in Theatre Studies and current Acting for Camera and Voice student at Seneca College, throughout her training, she’s had experience in writing, directing, video/sound editing and website design.

Rikki’s ability to approach her work with professionalism was recognized by the John Abbott College Theatre Department where she studied Acting and received the Pamela Montgomery Award upon graduation. A native of Montreal, she now resides in Toronto.

Our Board of Directors

Shakespeare in Action is grateful for the support and guidance of our dedicated and experienced Board of Directors

Joanne Acri


Member since 2019

Romina Cortina


Member since 2018

Howard Goldby


Excellutions Ltd

Member since 2018

Kelly McAllister


Member since 2020




Member since year

Call for Directors

Shakespeare In Action Seeking candidates for Board of Directors

Shakespeare in Action is a culturally-diverse theatre company that aspires to enhance the arts and education through exploring and performing Shakespeare’s plays. We are dedicated to fostering literacy, enhancing creativity and promoting speech arts by making the language and stories of Shakespeare accessible and relevant to young audiences, their families and the community Shakespeare in Action seeks to inspire audiences of all ages to discover Shakespeare’s universal truths in our everyday world, showing the influence classical theatre has within our community. Additional information about the organization can be found found throughout our website.

Shakespeare in Action is currently seeking new members to supplement its Board of Directors. Of particular interest are individuals with a background in any of the following areas:

  • Fundraising
  • Web Development
  • Strategic Alliances

How to Apply?

Please forward a resume and cover letter to: info@shakespeareinaction.org with the subject line “Board of Director Position”