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 examines ways in which identities of race, gender, class, and queerness intersect with one another, and how people and ideas are shaped by systems and institutions. Recent works include an adaptation of King Lear, told through the lens of the three sisters, and Passenger Seat, a theatre concert centering on queerness and being seventeen. She has performed in Vancouver and New York. Arthi is the current Artistic Producing Intern at Theatre Replacement. She is a graduate of the theatre performance stream from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts.

As a gift for making it through her bio, 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