Our Team:

Anita Smith
Executive Director

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 Margret 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. Upcoming: Anita is excited to be directing The Invisible Girl for Persephone Theatre's Youth Tour in the winter of 2020.

Tara has been the Volunteer Coordinator for Saskatoon Summer Players for almost four years. She fills predominately administrative rolls in the theatre world, but loves when she has a chance to get her hands dirty (mainly full of paint and glitter). Tara is also a freelance artist and has acted as the Makeup Designer for several local productions such as Shrek the Musical (SSP), Cabaret (SSP), The Rocky Horror Show (Ppl R Ppl), and Little Shop of Horrors (Ppl R Ppl).

Tara Oliver
Operations Manager

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