2020/21 Bulmash-Siegel Award
Sarena is an actor and playwright. Originally from Kelowna BC, she is now based in Toronto.
Her first full-length play, The Orchard (After Chekhov) premiered at the Shaw Festival and went on to a second production at the Arts Club Theatre. Her plays have been developed by Cahoots Theatre, Soulpepper, and Diaspora Dialogues. Sarena was also a participant of the Stratford Playwright’s Retreat.
As an actor, Sarena has worked in theatres across the country. Recent favourite roles include Helena in All’s Well That Ends Well (Bard on the Beach), Christina in Dancing at Lughnasa (Shaw Festival), and Perdita in The Winter’s Tale (Groundling Theatre). In January 2021, Sarena will be appearing in Lady Dicks on CBC.
Sarena is an acting graduate of the National Theatre School and Birmingham Conservatory of Classical Theatre (Stratford Festival)