Gerald Sheff & Shanitha Kachan present

Gloria: A Life

April 22 - May 7, 2023

The Greenwin Theatre
Meridian Arts Centre
Written by
Emily Mann
Directed by
Marcia Kash

GLORIA: A LIFE brings us a richly detailed tapestry about one of the most inspiring and remarkable Jewish women of our time. Five decades after Gloria Steinem began raising her voice for equality and championing those of others, her vision is as urgent as ever. Gloria's life's work and philosophy on the necessity of conversation as a catalyst for change offer us all a path forward in a way that only live theater can. The first act tells her story, and the second invites the audience to share their own.


Maria Ricossa

Cherish Violet Blood

Liz Der

Catherine Fitch

Karen Jewels

Caroline Toal

Malube Uhinda-Gingala

Set Design – Sean Mulcahy
Lighting Design – Amber Hood
Costume Design – Alex Amini
Sound Design – Richard Feren
Production Manager – Bill Zeilstra
Stage Manager – Kelly Boudreau
Assistant Stage Manager – Katie Fitz-Gerald

"Gloria Steinem is a visionary, an icon, a hero to millions of women and me."
"Gloria: A Life offers an extraordinary glimpse of who we are, how far we've come,
and how much farther we still need to go."
Boston Globe

Show Times

Please click on any show time below to see available tickets for that performance.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Production Sponsors

Willmott Bruce Hunter
Memorial Fund

Supporting Sponsors

Barbara & Henry Bank

Talking Circle Donors

Judy Librach
Caryl Baker
Barbara and Gary Fogler
Barbara and Jay Hennick

Special Guest Speakers

Saturday, April 22, 8:00 PM
Toby King - Queer-Jewish community builder, Educator & Poet

Sunday, April 23, 2:00 PM
Lisa Colt-Kotler - CEO Canadian Hadassah-WIZO

Sunday, April 23, 7:00 PM
Rabbi Dr. Elyse Goldstein

Tuesday, April 25, 8:00 PM
Jocelyn Tatebe - President Women's Law Association of Ontario

Wednesday, April 26, 1:00 PM
Marlee Engel and Hannah Ciordas – Domestic Violence Jewish Family & Child Services

Wednesday, April 26, 8:00 PM
Eva Karpati - National Council of Jewish Women

Thursday, April 27, 8:00 PM
Opening Night Dr. May Cohen - Champion of Women in Medicine

Saturday, April 29, 8:00 PM
Jocelyn Tatebe - President Women's Law Association of Ontario

Sunday, April 30, 2:00 PM
Christine Fernandez - Toronto Professional Women's Meetup

Tuesday, May 2, 8:00 PM
Akilah Allen-Silverstein - No Silence on Race - being Black and Jewish

Wednesday, May 3, 1:00 PM
Eleni Marino - Manager of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Jewish Family & Child Services

Wednesday, May 3 8:00 PM
Pamela Hart - Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto

Thursday, May 4, 8:00 PM
Rabbi Dr. Rachael Turkienicz

Saturday, May 6, 8:00 PM
Sara Yacobi-Harris - No Silence on Race - being Black and Jewish

Sunday, May 7, 2:00 PM
Pamela Hart - Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto