photo by david leyes

haui 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 themes of race, gender, and orientation, sharing stories often relegated to the peripheries of history.


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.


haui assistant produced marie clements' on the film red snow and is currently developing a plurilingual television anthology series which most recently was a part of mongrel media and crow's theatre's loughborough lake writers retreat. the recipient of the associated designers of canada's jack king award, haui will video design at the stratford festival this summer. with his art exhibited worldwide, performing most recently in the canadian premiere of the colour purple, and having his poetry read on canada's national stages there is little that haui cannot do. he is truly a renaissance artist.

Haui wins the Jack King Award
MixedUp is the Best Feature Documentary winner at the Windrush FIlm Festival
ByBlacks Best Director Winner
MixedUp wins Best Film from ByBlacks
C'est Moi Best Film Nominee
Best Music Video LA Shorts Competition
C'est Moi Best Director
C'est Moi Best Doc Short
Newton Award Shaw Festival
META Nominee
Best Doc Short C'est Moi
Raymond Clarke Award
Passion Play Dora Award


"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. 


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