Sasha Singer-Wilson

 

Sasha is a theatre artist and writer. Her first play, little tongues, directed by Paul Lampert, premiered at the Toronto Fringe Festival (Outstanding Production & Outstanding Ensemble, NNNNN, NOW Magazine). She developed her second play, This Is It, in the Soulpepper Playwrights Circle, led by Guillermo Verdecchia and it was produced by the blood projects and directed by Mark Wilson at lemonTree {studio}. Sasha's collaboration with musician Cat and the Queen, the site specific, immersive one-on-one performance piece Inside, had a workshop production in 2014 and was later presented at SummerWorks (honourable mention for the Theatre Centre Emerging Artist Award). Her most recent work, My Ocean, directed by Ulla Laidlaw, premiered at the Vancouver Fringe Festival. A member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, Sasha is passionate about new play development and creating an inclusive Canadian theatre ecology. 

 

Sasha and Sarah Jurgens co-run the artist driven performance company the blood projects. They make immersive and site-specific theatrical experiences in intimate spaces. As a community arts facilitator and teacher, Sasha has led theatre workshops for young people with Shakespeare In Action, Pleiades Theatre, The Toronto Public Library and The Toronto District School Board. She teaches creative writing in Vancouver high schools with New Shoots. Sasha and Julia Pileggi co-create the ongoing, pocket-sized writing project these five minutes.They both write a five minute piece per day inspired by the same prompt and post it, unedited, to their blog. They founded the these five minutes: resident writing group, facilitate writer's workouts, and host gatherings that celebrate process and community. A graduate of the Acting Conservatory at York University, Sasha has trained and worked with over a dozen award winning theatre companies including Jumblies, Convergence Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Theatre Gargantua, One Yellow Rabbit, PTC, and SummerWorks. She is a Joint Theatre and Creative Writing MFA candidate in Playwriting at The University of British Columbia, and is working on a documentary play about inherited memory.  

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