Saniya Ansari is an actor, producer, director and arts educator.
Ansari has a B.Ed from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education and a BA in Drama and English from the University of Toronto.
She works with The Torontonians, Mammalian’s Parkdale-based art collective where adults and youth recognize each other’s strengths, abilities, and energies, provide opportunities for interaction, information and participation with Toronto’s artists and cultural organizations.
In 2000, she co-founded the theatre company Modest Productions to direct Damme, This Is The Oriental Scene for You! adapted by Rehan Ansari from G.V. Desani’s novel All About H. Hatterr, for Theatre Passe Muraille.
In August 2010, Saniya directed a workshop presentation of Unburdened by Rehan Ansari at CEPA gallery’s Art of War festival in Buffalo, NY. Unburdened was invited for a reading at Asia Society in New York City in June 2011.
- Unburdened by Rehan Ansari at Modest Productions 2010
- Love and Human Extinction by Shaista Justin at Wide Out Loud Productions 2009
- Damme, This Is The Oriental Scene for You! by Rehan Ansari at Modest Productions 2000