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OLIVIA DANIELS

Actor | Director | Producer

 

ABOUT ME

Hello! Olivia here - welcome to my site!

 I am a Canadian performer, director, and producer. Born and raised in Toronto, I grew up studying dance, acting and musical theatre at Canada's National Ballet School, The Randolph Academy, and the Stratford Shakespeare School. Always enthusiastic and curious about all aspects of the creative process, I soon discovered a passion for directing and producing new work.

I hold a BFA in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where I trained at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School and The New Studio on Broadway. I also holds a minor in Philosophy. After seven years studying and working in NYC, I returned home to Toronto where I currently reside.

All of my work is driven by a love of collaboration and community building. I endeavour to create and hold space for artists to lift each other up and recognize the humanity in one another. With every new opportunity, I strive to embody a spirit of openness, discovery, and joy! 

 

NEWS

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SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS

Olivia directed the Toronto premiere of SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS by Bess Wohl, presented April 8th - 10th at the Red Sandcastle Theatre in Toronto. The show was the inaugural live production from Artists in Residence, and enjoyed a sold-out run.

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OLIVIA INTERVIEWED BY SALISHA THOMAS

Broadway performer and podcast host Salisha Thomas invited Olivia on her new podcast, 'The Salisha Show.' In this episode, they chat about Artists in Residence and bond over a shared love of collaboration and the theatre community in general.

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UNRAVEL

A collaboration between Artists in Residence and The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company, Olivia co-produced Unravel: A Virtual Monologue Slam Competition. The event featured young artists from across Canada, and included special guests Rachel Dratch (SNL), Jamie Elman (YidLife) and Ari Weinberg (WJT).

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PORTRAIT OF A HEART

Olivia played the role of Mona in a virtual workshop of the new play Portrait of a Heart, written by Ashley Griffin and based on an original concept by Brian Spector. Also starring were Bruce Dow, Christine Donato, and Danny Gardner.

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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Olivia is the co-creator and artistic director of Artists in Residence, a new platform which supports artists' mental health and well-being, by providing opportunities for community, collaboration, and creativity.