Sarena is a Toronto-based actor and playwright. An alumni of the Diaspora Dialogues mentorship program in 2008, Sarena’s plays have gone on to be workshopped at Cahoots Theatre, Summerworks, WhyNot Theatre, and Theatre in Her Shoes. Recently her play, Venus Rising, was produced at the Social Capital’s Short Short Play Festival. Sarena is a recipient of the Elliot Hayes Playwright Development Fund awarded by the Stratford Festival. Recent acting credits include: Winter’s Tale (Groundling Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Tarragon Theatre), Antony and Cleopatra, Alice Through the Looking Glass (Stratford Festival). Sarena is a graduate of The National Theatre School and The Birmingham Conservatory of Classical Theatre.