“To be a truly conscientious artist, you have to look at what’s not working and challenge it. You riff on things.”
– Kara Walker

Haui (he/they) defies categorization as a mixed media artist. Like his DNA, Haui’s art is diverse, ranging between directing (stage x screen), designing (video projections x visual arts), and devising (performing x producing x poetry x playwrighting) in theatre, opera and film. His works explore race, gender, and orientation themes, sharing stories often relegated to the peripheries of history.

As a performer, he was a cast member of the Canadian premiere of Alice Walker’s The Colour Purple. To date he has worked for companies as a singer, actor and dancer including the Shaw Festival of Canada (Pygmalion & Sweet Charity), Factory Theatre (Bombay Black), Cahoots Theatre, Native Earth and Paper Canoe Projects (I Call Myself Princess), and was part of the Dora Award winning ensemble for Outside the March, Convergence Theatre and Sheep No Wools production of Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play.

Career highlights include MixedUp, Haui’s award-winning feature debut produced with Jack Fox and OUTtv. His upcoming opus is a black opera supported by the Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council, and Canadian Opera Company.

As an inaugural artist in residence with Wildseed Black Arts Fellowship, having his artwork exhibited worldwide, sharing his poetry and video/projection design on some of Canada’s most prominent stages, there is little Haui cannot do. He is truly a renaissance artist.