Our Team

David di Giovanni (he/him)

Artistic



















Director

I began working at SIA in 2017 when we shared our office with a downtown travel agency.  It’s been such a gift to see the company change and transform over the years, and especially so at our new home in the Weston community.  I am an award-winning theatre director, playwright, and dramaturge– Artistic Director of Shakespeare in Action, a co-founder of madonnanera performance, and sit on the Board for North York Arts.  Born in Vaughan, I am a queer Italian-Canadian who spent some formative years in Montreal, and moved back to Toronto in 2015 to complete my Masters in Theatre Directing at York University.  I love pasta (all kinds), classical music, drag shows, and walking.  If I wasn’t married to the performing arts, I might be operating a B&B somewhere in the mountains of Italy.

Tamara Freeman (she/her)

Managing



















Producer

I’m really excited to be a part of the Shakespeare in Action family as the Associate Managing Producer. I also have a few other theatre fams in Skipping Stones Theatre where I am a company member, and a Company of Fools, who have been my career long cheerleaders and mentors! As a graduate of the Acting for Film and Television program at Humber College, I’ve been super blessed with incredible experiences on-stage, on-set and in-recording studios as a LatinX actor and creative, both in Tkaronto and Ottawa, a name derived from the Algonquin word adawe, meaning “to trade”.

A few things you should know about me: I am absolutely in love with bats, dogs and elephants (in no particular order), I have a nickel allergy that haunts my very foodie soul, and if I wasn’t in the performing arts- I would definitely be a race car driver! 

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.

Lizzie Moffatt
(she/her)

Education



















Coordinator

Lizzie
Moffatt
(she/her)











Education



















Coordinator









I’m so happy to be joining the Shakespeare In Action team this summer as the Volunteer Coordinator!  I am a theatre artist based in Tkoronto with a deep love for performing, directing, physical theatre & community storytelling! I’ve also had the pleasure of working with companies like Frog in Hand, The Reflex Collective & Mainstage Theatre Company. I received my BAH in Drama from Queen’s University and have also trained at George Brown College’s Acting Conservatory as well as The Banff Centre.

When I’m not working in theatre I love being out in nature, listening to live music and dancing. I’m currently studying with IDC to become an Intimacy Director! 

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.

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