Tanya Mathivanan

Founder / Artistic Director / Managing Director at Aenigma Theatre

Tanya is a Singapore-born Canadian Director, Producer, Stage Manager, and Founder/Artistic Director of Aenigma Theatre. She graduated from UBC with a Double Honours BA in Theatre and English Literature. Past directing credits include The Turn of The Screw, The How and The Why, VIVA, Copenhagen, Dying City, RED, Blackbird, The Zoo Story, No Exit (Aenigma Theatre), The Frontliners (by Zahida Rahemtulla; Playwrights Theatre Company), Coriolanus (UBC Theatre), We Will Rock You (Assistant Director- Theatre Under The Stars), Cost of Living (Assistant Director- Arts Club Theatre Company), Approaching Lavendar (Bright Young Theatre), The Pillowman (UBC Players Club). Other favourite credits include A Charlie Brown Christmas (Carousel Theatre for Young People), Comfort Cottages, The Dining Room (Western Gold Theatre). She is amazed and grateful to have this many talented people on her team, without whom none of this would be possible. She is privileged to live on the traditional, unceded territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlim) Nation, and to create work on the unceded traditional territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She acknowledges the history and ongoing legacy of colonialism, and recognizes her responsibility in learning and engaging with decolonizing and anti-racist work.