Meet the Team
Arthi Chandra is a Vancouver based director, writer, and theatre maker. Her practice is rooted in devising text-based new works, and adaptations of contemporary and classical plays. Her work focuses on queer joy, parties, and intimacy. Recent works include Done/Undone at Bard on the Beach, and Passenger Seat, a pop-rock theatre concert all about love. She has performed in Vancouver and New York. Arthi also teaches devising and directing (Toronto Metropolitan University, VanArts, Bard on the Beach, Studio 58). She is a graduate of the theatre performance stream from 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