Watch: ACTRAToronto@Home with Diana Coatsworth

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Performers Online is hosting a Vlog featuring stories about ACTRA Toronto members helping others — stories that boost our spirits and strengthen our community ties in this difficult time. We’re calling it ACTRAToronto@Home.

This first interview, hosted by David Gale, is with ACTRA Toronto member Diana Coatsworth, founder of The Sewing Army, a cadre of volunteers, many who are ACTRA members, sewing face masks and PPE. Let’s just say, this thing has grown!

Diana Coatsworth sewing masks

Want to get involved? The Sewing Army welcomes help from donors, sewists and folks who can do deliveries. Go to

Jennifer Wigmore sews with family
Naomi Costain shows off her work

Do you know a member using this time at home to help others? Email your Vlog ideas to

Stay safe, stay connected.