haui eschews categorization and has been dubbed a "renaissance polymath." an award-winning mixed media artist haui directs (stage and screen), designs (video projections and visual arts), and devises (performs, playwrights/poetry, and produces) works in film, opera, theatre, and visual arts. an inaugural artist-in-residence with wildseed centre for arts and activism, haui has worked for canada's leading arts organizations, including cbc, aptn, stratford festival, shaw festival, luminato festival, tarragon theatre, factory theatre, black theatre workshop, cahoots theatre, outside the march, gctc in a variety of artistic roles. career highlights include haui's feature-film debut, mixedup produced by jack fox, and the world's first lgbtq+ television network outtv. recently, haui was associate director for tarell alvin mccraney's choir boy (canadian stage). upcoming, haui will direct his operatic opus about canadian singer portia white produced by the canadian opera company in association with the national arts creation fund, canada council, and ontario arts council.
"his insights and commitment to creativity and storytelling were invaluable to the continuity of the work we were doing."
tantoo cardinal, activist and actor
"howard, or "haui," as he positions himself, is a highly intelligent, witty, and talented artist 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.