Arthi Chandra is a Vancouver based director, actor, and theatre maker, who has performed in both Vancouver and New York. She studied contemporary theatre performance and directing at Simon Fraser University. Her practice is rooted in text-based devising, and adapting canonical work. Arthi is interested in work that confronts identity politics, engages with queerness, and explores the concept of radical empathy. Arthi is a part of PTC's Block A program, as well working as the associate producing intern for Theatre Replacement. Currently Arthi is directing Peninsula Production's NextGen ensemble. Writing wise, she is alternating between an adaptation of King Lear, which centres on the trauma between mothers and daughters, and a YA novel about magic sort of things and detectives.
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