Camyar Chai

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Camyar Chai is a writer, director, and actor who has worked in theatre, opera, film, television, and radio.


Chai is founding artistic director of Neworld Theatre. He serves as arts coordinator for the City of Richmond in BC.

He works as a freelance film and theatre artist, arts mentor, and facilitator.


  • Ali & Ali: The Deportation Hearings with Marcus Youssef and Guillermo Verdecchia
  • The Adventures of Ali & Ali and the aXes of Evil with Marcus Youssef and Guillermo Verdecchia
  • Asylum of the Universe (musical)
  • Elijah's Kite (libretto for children's opera)


  • Bollywood Wedding (South Asian Arts)
  • Adrift on the Nile (Neworld Theatre)
  • Mother Courage and Her Children (UBC)


  • Rio Tinto Alcan Award - Adrift on the Nile


  • Chai, Camyar, Guillermo Verdecchia, and Marcus Youssef. Ali & Ali: The Deportation Hearings. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2013. 102.