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Singer-Wilson, Sasha


Sasha is a theatre artist and writer. 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, Soulpepper, Theatre Passe Muraille, Theatre Gargantua, One Yellow Rabbit and SummerWorks.

Sasha's first play, little tongues, premiered at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2012 (Outstanding Production & Outstanding Ensemble, NOW Magazine). She developed her second play, This Is It, in the inaugural Soulpepper Playwrights Circle, led by Guillermo Verdecchia. A member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada, the Literary Managers and Dramaturges of the Americas (LMDA), and Playwrights Theatre Centre, she believes that live performance is a powerful instrument for conversation and change.

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 Sarah Jurgens co-run the artist driven performance company the blood projects. They make immersive and site-specific theatrical experiences in intimate spaces. 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 Joint Theatre and Creative Writing MFA candidate in Playwriting at The University of British Columbia, Sasha is a producer of Brave New Play Rites and sometimes writes about theatre in Vancouver for PRISM International. Coming up, Sasha's one person play My Ocean, directed by Ulla Laidlaw and performed by Nadeem Phillip will premiere at The Vancouver Fringe Festival. Inside, a site specific one-on-one performance collaboration with musician Cat and the Queen, will receive a second production in Toronto this August.

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