Our Team:

Anita Smith
Artistic Producer

Anita is many things to many organizations. She has been professionally involved with Saskatoon Summer Players since 2014 where she has helped produce 17 large-scale musicals. In 2019, she returned to Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan to direct As You Like It after directing the ground-shifting production J. Caesar with her all-female cast of warriors in 2016. You may have seen Anita perform on stage in Waiting for the Parade (Lili Marlene Cooperative), Boeing Boeing, Quick Bright Things, Trout Stanley (Persephone Theatre), Twelfth Night, The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan), or in Pillars & Echoes (Saskatchewan Legislative Building Centennial Artists in Residence Project). A passionate feminist, Anita is one of the founding members of Ferre Play Theatre, the company that produced Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad in the fall of 2019. In the spring of 2019 Anita became the Executive Director of 25th Street Theatre which produced the annual Saskatoon Fringe Festival. The Invisible Girl, directed by Anita for Persephone Theatre, is currently touring to theatres across Saskatchewan. Upcoming: Anita is excited to be performing in Paris, SK with Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre in the spring of 2020.

Tara is passionate about creating community through art. She has been part of producing 6 large scale musicals with Saskatoon Summer Players as their Volunteer Coordinator and now as their Operations Manager. Tara is also the Community Engagement and Outdoor Festival Manager for 25th Street Theatre, the producers of the Saskatoon Fringe Festival. When she's not filling administrative roles Tara expresses her creative side as a freelance makeup artist having worked in theatre, runway, television, and print.

Tara Oliver
Operations Manager

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