Ira S is the founder and driving force behind Gleams Theatre. She is a multi-faceted artist: a musician, a composer, an actor, a singer and a director. She's appeared as a lead in many of Gleams Theatre Productions including the one-woman show The Guitar Woman by Jon Fosse which was performed in Montreal and at Ottawa's International Writers' Festival in 2005; Mother And Child by Jon Fosse, Marriage Play by Edward Albee and Rockaby by Samuel Beckett. As a director Ira S shows a keen eye for character nuance and an ability to unearth the underlying subtext beyond the written page.
an actor and a playwright,
founder of Tigressa Productions
I've had the immense pleasure and privilege of working with Ira S as a stage manager in her production of Callback by Bill Svanoe this past year, an Off Fringe show that she not only directed but in which she also performed live music as a keyboard player and a vocalist. In addition to being an accomplished artist and performer with a vast array of experiences from overseas, Ira S is also an insightful and passionate teacher. She draws from her experiences and eagerly encourages her students to follow their passion too, always going above and beyond for them. I am more than pleased to endorse Ira as a teacher, an artist and a mentor. She has become a very important asset in my artistic career and I'm happy to say a friend as well.
an actor, a director and a film maker
Ira is a gifted teacher who knows how to get the best out of her students. She is very perceptive, putting people at ease, enabling them to step out of their comfort zone and perform with and in front of others. Ira is always encouraging and using her tried and true techniques is able to help you surpass your self-imposed boundaries, bringing you to a new level of what she knows you can achieve.
a member of Singing Is Fun class & a fan
An incredible vocal coach with a heart & soul of gold. Ira S is not only a teacher. She brings passion and love to everything she touches! She truly understands her students, their musical journey, guides and supports them every step of the way. I highly recommend Ira. She is magical!
a singer & a song writer
F A N S
"Ira, you are wonderful! I love your voice, I love your songs! So soulful! Please, bring us more!"
"How marvelous! You are truly talanted, Ira! I love your performances!"
"Hey Ira! We really enjoyed your concert! Great interpretation of great songs! Congrats!"
- Brenda and Kery
"Ira, thank you for those precious moments! You are beautiful! Your stage presence is magnetic! Love you!"