Meet the Team
Arthi Chandra is a Vancouver based director, writer, and theatre maker. She is the Artistic Director of The Library Performance Collective. Her practice is rooted in devising text-based new works, and adaptations of contemporary and classical plays. Her work focuses on queerness, joy, and parties. Recent works include Antigonick (Shaw Festival; Neil Munro Apprentice), Done/Undone (Bard on the Beach), and HOT DYKE PARTY (Library Performance). Arthi also teaches devising and directing (Studio 58, Toronto Metropolitan University, VanArts). She is the artist in residence at the Arts Club, and is an associate artist with Theatre Replacement. She is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts.
Alexandra Caprara is a queer interdisciplinary artist from Tkaranto (Toronto), Ontario whose
practice is grounded in performance making and design, with a focus on devised processes, movement, interactivity, and design lead creation. Her work often centers themes of femininity, autonomy, somatics, and queer ecology, and believes in making and producing work that center queer joy. She has worked internationally as a director, performer, and designer for lighting and video projection, and has presented her work across Canada alongside companies such as WorkMan Arts, Factory Theatre, Theatre Replacement, and Surrey Art Gallery. Her written work has also been published with SadMag, Return Trip Magazine, and Feels Zine.
Select credits include designing for Mediation (Amber Barton, Re/Play), assistant design for An Undeveloped Sound (Electric Company Theatre) direction and creation of EVREN (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), and projection design for A Silent Howl (Dancing on The Edge). She is currently based in so-called Vancouver where she is pursuing her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Simon Fraser University.
Howard Dai is a Taiwanese actor and theatre artist. He was the 2022 digital-artist-in-residence with PuSh Festival and Royal Court Theatre (London, UK) with his new play 菠蘿麵包Pineapple Bun, supported by rice & beans theatre. He was most recently seen on stage as Banger in Jovanni Sy’s The Five Vengeances (Affair of Honor). Other co-creation/performance credits include: Passenger Seat (Library Performance Co.); 蝦仔 Little Shrimp (Carousel Theatre); Collider (Single Thread Theatre); and New Societies (re:current theatre). He is an Associate Artist with rice & beans theatre, and is a graduate of SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts. www.howarddai.com