Aenigma Theatre is a Not-For-Profit Theatre Company that seeks to engage the community emotionally and intellectually by applying its unique aesthetic to challenging, relevant plays.
All photography provided by Javier Sotres
We’re thrilled to officially announce the cast of “The Turn of the Screw”, adapted by Jeffrey hatcher from the novel by henry James!
sarah roa as “The Governess”
Sarah Roa is a Filipina Canadian; thankful to live, work and play on the Unceded Territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam Nations. She is a multidisciplinary artist whose body of work includes performing and creating theatre, film and costume design. A few of her past productions include: Robinson Crusoe + Friday (Axis Theatre), The Drowning Girls (Theatre North West), And Bella Sang With Us (And Bella Collective), Pride & Prejudice (Arts Club) and The Faerie Play (Mortal Coil Performance). Sarah is currently working on “Centurions,” a new play by Sally Stubbs, as both a performer and costume designer. She is also a co-creator of the “Humans,” an artist collective designed to create a safe space to connect, talk and create. Sarah is excited to work with Aenigma Theatre and is thrilled to dive into the world of “Turn of the Screw.”
David bloom as “The man”
David Bloom is a playwright, director, producer, actor and fight choreographer. Recent performance credits include Blackbird (Kestrel Collective), This, Here (Babelle Theatre), and King Charles III (Arts Club Theatre). Acting and fight choreography have taken him across the country, including The Theatre Festival of the Americas, The Shaw Festival, Manitoba Theatre Centre, The Citadel, and a couple dozen companies in British Columbia.
Directing work includes co-direction of Palace of the End (Touchstone Theatre/Felix Culpa/Horseshoes & Hand Grenades) (Jessie Richardson award, Outstanding Direction, Small Theatre), North American premiere of Howard Barker’s Und, The Monument (Jessie Richardson Award nomination, Outstanding Direction, Large Theatre), and more recently Blackbird (One Story Productions)
He currently has two plays in development: Next Door to the Butcher Shop with Rodney DeCroo and Samantha Pawliuk, and On Randomness: a Tribute to John Cage with No Music. Bloom is a graduate of Studio 58 where he is currently on the faculty.