Our Team

Cameron Grant (he/him)











Artistic



















director









Cameron is an actor, playwright, theatre creator and artist educator who has worked actively in the theatre community since graduating from the Theatre and Drama Studies program at Sheridan College and the University of Toronto Mississauga. As an actor Cameron has performed in productions with Thousand Islands Playhouse, Soulpepper, Stratford Festival, 4 seasons at the Shaw Festival, Talk Is Free Theatre, Theatre Animal, Theatre Erindale, Secret Shakespeare Series, Canadian Rep Theatre and Clay and Paper Theatre. Other creative work including assistant directing Nina Lee Aquino in Theatre Eridale’s cecil hotel, in participating in the Factory Theatre’s director’s training program, Factory Foreman 2022, and assisting Cherissa Richards on Harlem Duet at Bard on The Beach. His first play Meet Chloe; a play that explores the challenges Black students face in the education system and the lack of Black curriculum content in the study of Canadian History, received its premiere at Carousel Players.

Cameron also works as an artist educator and has developed and facilitated workshops for The City of Brampton Performing Arts, Theatre Direct, The Shaw Festival, The Rose Theatre, Suitcase In Point Theatre, high schools across Ontario and has taught at Toronto Metropolitan University. He was the co-facilitator for the first cohort of the Heartbeats in Performing Arts program a the City of Brampton Performing Arts (2021) and supported the program as a mentor in 2022 while he also completed and internship in artistic leadership with City of Brampton Performing Arts, funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Rikki Katarina (she/her)











Graphic



















Designer









           

I am very happy to be back working at SIA and am so thankful to be surrounded by such talented and compassionate people!

As a graduate of 3 post-secondary programs in the arts  (you read that right – 3!! John Abbott/YorkU/Seneca), I couldn’t imagine myself working in any other field or doing anything else with my life. 

Although my dream is to one day be able to support myself solely as an actor, I love that at SIA I get the chance to be included in the behind the scenes processes of marketing our programs and shows. I know how deeply I’ve been affected by theatre and the arts in general and I want to help give that experience to other people.

A few fun facts about me – I’m from Montreal, I have 6 siblings, I am absolutely obsessed with dogs and I accidentally stabbed myself in the eye with scissors when I was 13.

Kirsty Plange
(she/her)





















Executive



















Assistant



















Kirsty Plange is a filmmaker based in and from Toronto. She’s excited to be joining the SIA team as the Executive Assistant! Over the past few years she’s deepened her artistic practice working on her projects Oakwood and Leftovers. Kirsty’s desire is to create art that reflects difficult truths and bridges the gaps with those unlike ourselves. She hopes to bring her passion for the underserved communities of Toronto to this role as well as continue to write and create in her spare time.

Breanne Tice
(she/her)





















Education



















Coordinator



















Breanne Tice (she/her) is thrilled to join the SIA team! A theatre artist, educator and administrator, she’s worked in education most recently at Soulpepper Theatre. As an actor, she’s performed with companies including Theatre by the Bay, Bard in the Park and Theatre on the Ridge, and is the producer and co—creator of The Assembly, a theatre-meets-board-game experience (www.theassemblyexperience.com).
Her work in education focuses on curiosity, with the goal of delivering accessible and engaging programming for all ages.

Suchiththa
Wickremesooriya
(he/him)











Lead Ambassador,



















Toronto Youth Vaccine



















Engagement Strategy West









I am so pleased to be taking the lead of all our Educational Programming here at SIA! As a student who struggled in school, I’ve always appreciated high quality, engaging programming and know first-hand it’s transformative power. I hope to bring those experiences to students all over Tkaronto, but especially in and around SIA’s new home, Weston. I bring many years of tutoring and education experience, starting at the age of 15 in my own highschool and hope to continue growing in that area of my artistic practice. I hold a Masters in Musical Theatre, and specialise in teaching physical theatre, singing and voice for teens.

Much like Tamara, I am also very much a foodie, and I love cooking stuff from scratch, from rolling my own sushi to sourdough baking. If I wasn’t in the performing arts space, I might be a farmer, or a journalist, maybe even an engineer.

JR
Williams
(she/they)





















General



















Manager



















JR Williams is a Toronto transplant with a background in nonprofit project management. They earned their Master of Arts degree in Psychology from The New School before spending several years as Associate Director of a nonprofit serving survivors of gender-based violence. Eventually deciding that storytelling was the purpose of life, they started pursuing production work for both stage and screen. They are originally from Montana, can tell you where to get the best pizza in Brooklyn, and are usually found playing Dungeons and Dragons.

Andile Win
(he/him)











Backstage Centre



















Technical Apprenticeship



















Coordinator









Andile is re-joining Shakespeare In Action as the Backstage Centre Technical Apprenticeship Program coordinator. Originally from Zimbabwe, he trained at Concordia University, and has been involved in the Toronto arts scene since. He brings his passion for the arts and experience on and off stage to the role. He aims to expose local youths to the process of making art, broadening their horizons and hoping to inspire their creative journey. 

Kay Wong
(he/him)





















producer,



















special projects



















My name is Kay and I’m an actor, singer, writer, and lover of all things performance arts. I’m a recent graduate of George Brown Theatre School’s acting conservatory and have been exploring more of the exciting (and sometimes less-thrilling!) work that goes on behind the scenes. Having just returned from a role in production for Sum Theatre in Saskatchewan, I’m excited to be back home and making connections with the community. I strive always to learn and grow in order to help bring art to underserved communities.

Outside of theatre, my greatest loves are for pasta, video games, and a good book.

Our Board of Directors

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

Joanne Acri

CHAIR

Partner,
Junction Collective

Member since 2019

Howard Goldby

ACTING TREASURER

President
Excellutions Ltd

Member since 2018

Sharlene Henry

Director

AutoWorker
FCA Canada

Member since 2021

Marilyn McCrea

Director





Member since 2022

Hawa Mire

Director

Community Organizer,
Consultant, HYMIRE Consulting

Member since 2021

Jeffrey Nguyen

Director

Contracts Lawyer, Telus

Member since 2021

Ayushi Patel

Director

Hawely and Company

Member since 2021

Zorana Sadiq

Director

Theatre Artist, Musician, Arts Educator

Member since 2021

Khlood Sheik

Director


Member since 2022