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 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 (Studio 58, Toronto Metropolitan University, VanArts, Bard on the Beach). She is a graduate of the theatre performance stream from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts.
Arthi is currently an Apprentice Director at the Shaw Festival, under the Neil Munro Apprentice Director program.
Arthi is sharing her favourite cocktail recipe with you (drink responsibly): shake 2oz oaken gin with 1oz crème de cassis, strain over ice. Top with tonic water and 2-3 dashes cardamom bitters.
Arthi acknowledges her work, life, and play all occur on the unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
Photo. Chelsey Stuyt Photography