Shaina Silver-Baird – Chaya, violin
Shaina is thrilled to be playing Chaya and telling the story of Jewish immigrants like her own Bubbe and Zaide. Since graduating with a BFA from the Acting Conservatory at York University and the Professional Theatre Program at Citadel Theatre/Banff Centre, Shaina has been working as an actor and singer. Acting roles include Charlotte (Charlotte: A Tri-Colour Play with Music – Theaturtle, European Tour); Juliet (Romeo & Juliet – Citadel Theatre); Toba (Chasse Galerie (Soulpepper/Storefront Theatre – MyTheatre Award Nomination Outstanding Performance/ Dora Award Best Ensemble). Film/TV credits include: American Gods; Go Fish (Best Feature MIFF). She is also the lead singer/songwriter for electro-pop band Ghost Caravan. Her single “Damn You” was Song of the Week on CBC Radio and 3 of her songs were featured in season 3 of “Kim’s Convenience” (CBC, Netflix). For Josh, Emi, Mom and Dad.