Oct 4, 2021
"Haui's voice is layered: as male, as queer, as mixed-race, as
black, as curious.
His scope is vast: as director, as actor, as visual artist, as interpreter....His questions are endless. We need his art, his artistry and his voice."
Kimberley Rampersad, Associate Artistic Director of Shaw Festival
HAUI is a mixed media artist & activist who eschews categorization. His work explores themes of race, gender and orientation while blurring the lines between theatrical and cinematic mediums. He has worked in a number of roles from directing, video/projection design, visual arts and performance for some of Canada’s leading arts organizations including CBC, Canadian Opera Company, National Arts Centre, Stratford Festival and the Shaw Festival.
He recently released his feature-length film debut entitled Mixed↑ produced with Jack Fox and in association with OUTtv. Career highlights include: Assistant producer and stills photographer for Métis/Dene filmmaker Marie Clements’ feature film Red Snow available now on CBC Gem; directing his award winning short film C’est Moi which has screened at some of the leading African diaspora film festivals worldwide.
Upcoming he is writing his first full-length operatic work Aportia Chryptych: A Black Opera for Portia White supported by the Ontario Arts Council and the Canadian Opera Company; designing at the prestigious Luminato Festival in 2021; teaching and acting in theatre and film all while developing a new television series. He is currently an artist-in-residence with Wildseed Black Arts Fellowship (Black Lives Matter Toronto) bridging arts and activism. For more information head to haui.ca
“Haui Davis – Howard, or “Haui”, as he positions himself, is a
highly intelligent, witty and talented young man with a huge
repertoire of skills...this is an exceptionally professional young
man who will make his name, and soon, with a vengeance.
His talents are wide-ranging– and unique.”
Martha Henry; Order of Canada, Order of ON; Hon LLD, PhD, DHum, DFA.
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