Sasha is a theatre artist, writer and educator. With a practice rooted in the project-specific exploration of form and process, much of her current work is in response to the climate crisis. Sasha creates performance in unconventional spaces and is interested in redefining the performer/audience relationship.
Sasha has trained and worked with companies like Soulpepper, Jumblies, Convergence Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Theatre Gargantua, One Yellow Rabbit, SummerWorks and PTC. Her plays has been presented in Toronto and Vancouver, and you can learn more about the kinds of things she makes by checking out Projects.
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 website. They founded the these five minutes: resident writing group, facilitated writer's workouts, and have hosted gatherings that celebrate process and community. As an educator, Sasha has led workshops for young people with Shakespeare In Action, Pleiades Theatre, The Toronto Public Library, The Toronto District School Board, The Vancouver School Board, The University of British Columbia and New Shoots. She was the Program Assistant of the LEAP Playwriting Intensive at the Arts Club in 2017/2018. Sasha produced Brave New Play Rites short play festival for two seasons and ran the artist driven performance company the blood projects with Sarah Jurgens from 2009 to 2017. They made immersive and site-specific theatrical experiences in intimate spaces.
A graduate of the BFA Acting Conservatory at York University, Sasha has an MFA in Theatre and Creative Writing from The University of British Columbia. She lives on Coast Salish land (in Vancouver) with her husband, actor Nadeem Phillip, and their new daughter. Currently working on The Future Looked So Good, a non-fiction play about legacy, memory, and family, Sasha is also developingThe Things We've Handed Down, a climate crisis conversation and audio project with her father, Anthony Rankin Wilson.