jeanine thrasher

Welcome Jeanine to the SIA team!

We are happy to introduce to you our new Education and Outreach Coordinator, Jeanine Thrasher to the SIA team. Keep reading to find out a little more about her!


I am the newest addition to the Shakespeare in Action Family! Hailing from Saskatchewan, I have found myself in Toronto this New Year and am happy to have found a home doing exactly what I am passionate about.

After encountering theatre in high school it has continued to inspire me throughout the years and led to my completion of a BFA in Acting at the University of Saskatchewan. It was in that program that I fell in love with Shakespeare and became enthralled with why he remained so relevant in modern culture. After graduation I said goodbye to the flatlands and prairies and headed to the Berkshires in Massachussets to pursue further studies in Shakespeare performance at Shakespeare and Company in their conservatory program.

There I was introduced to Fall Festival, a 10-week program that brought 10 schools together to perform 10 of Shakespeare’s plays for over 500 of their peers. Over 10 weeks I was able to witness the transformative power of Shakespeare in youth. It was through that encounter that I knew I would forever be involved in youth theatre and now here I am!

My production credits include Associate Artist with Embrace Theatre, Co-Producer of Shakespeare’s Macbeth- Abridged for students, and touring two Fringe plays for families in Saskatchewan provincial parks, and several student productions. Most recent acting credits include Malcolm/Porter/Lady Macduff/Others in Macbeth, Alice in Mexico City by Hannah Moscovitch, and Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare and Company.

I spend my free time seeing local theatre, reading, baking copious amounts of cookies, teaching swimming lessons, and adventuring in the outdoors!

I look forward to serving the GTA and its students and families!