Meet the Blasted Team
It's about time that we introduce you to the fearless team that is working on Blasted. Richard Wolfe, Director Michael Kopsa, Ian This is Michael’s first production with Pi Theatre and he is thrilled to be working with Richard and this wonderful cast and designers. Michael is a multiple nominated Jessie Award winner. Recently he appeared in Late Company (Touchstone Theatre); Art (Gateway); and Whose Life is it Anyway (Realwheels). Other theatre: God and the Indian (Firehall Theatre); Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Pound of Flesh / Cultch); Paradise Garden (Arts Club / Stanley Theatre); Almost, Maine & 36 Views (Tempus Theatre); Playland, 12 Angry Men, The Woodsman, Shadowlands, Hospitality Suite (Pacific Theatre); Moon For the Misbegotten, Burn This, Salvador. Michael works extensively in voice-over, animation, film and television, playing Captain Windmark in the final season of FRINGE, as well as the voice of Roger Baxter on Littlest Pet Shop, among others. He has a regular role as a father to an almost-nine-year-old daughter, and walker of the aging and very patient family dog.
Cherise Clarke, Cate Cherise Clarke was last seen/unseen onstage playing a ghostly ex-wife in Noel Coward's Hayfever (Peninsula Players, White Rock), and before that in Blackbird's version of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya at the Cultch. Past roles include Nastasya in The Idiot (Neworld/VMT/UBC), Laura in The Glass Menagerie (Arts Club), Rita in the one-woman show Tiny Apocalypse (Rough House), Lyla in Turkey in the Woods (Screaming Weenies) and Castiza inRevenge (Felix Culpa). She is a UBC alumna and will be her first time working with Pi Theatre.
Raresh DiMofte, Soldier Raresh is a professional actor with 12+ yrs experience in TV, Theatre and Film, with a BA in Drama and script writing. He was influenced by 2 mentors, Diana Cozma and Radu Teampau, who taught him the very European styles of Stanislavski and Grotowski. In the past year, Raresh has appeared on TV series like Almost Human and The Tomorrow People, various commercials running in North America as well as lots of local independent productions and student films. In 2010 he received The Best Actor for his performance in Stage Yourself. Also, FRaiLNeSS is the first short film Raresh produced in Canada and he also stars in it. It was written and directed by Nadia DiMofte. FRaiLNeSS was accepted into the Short Film Corner at 67e Festival de Cannes - 2014.