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From fu-Gen Asian Canadian Theatre

Meet April Leung!

April Siutong Leung 梁筱彤 (she/her) is a performer and creator based in T’karonto (colonially known as Toronto), raised in Hong Kong. She has worked with many companies including: Soulpepper Theatre, Blyth Festival, Factory Theatre, Cahoots Theatre, fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre, and Carousel Players. Her current work tends to examine what it means to be Chinese-Canadian, emergent and surveillant technologies, as well as identity and relationships formed through food. April was recently awarded the Ellen Ross Stuart Award to develop “Inside the Claypot Rice” with support from Tarragon Theatre, Blyth Festival, and Hart House Theatre. She also created her first media piece “Timekeeper” with support from the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Originals initiative. April was selected by Cahoots Theatre as one of their thirty theatre-makers who they consider the future, and who they think will shape the next thirty years in Canadian theatre.

Meet Howard Dai!

Howard Dai is a Taiwanese actor, writer, and theatre artist. Howard makes works that engage the audience as active participants through technology, curiosity, and play. Recently, he performed with Collider, a VR devising ensemble (Single Thread Theatre/rEvolver/FOLDA); and is a co-creator of 蝦仔 Little Shrimp, a bilingual audio play about intergenerational relationships within Chinese culture. He also went on a digital tour across Canada without leaving his bedroom as a performer and digital programmer of New Societies (re:current theatre). He is writing a new play Pineapple Bun that explores nostalgia in quotidian Taiwan and magical realism through the frame of a lotto draw. Howard works on the unceded land belonging to the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skxwú7mesh, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ  Nations; colonially known as Vancouver. He is currently the Associate Artistic Producer with rice & beans theatre, and is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts.

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