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Andie Lloyd [she/he/they] is a Jessie Award nominated interdisciplinary artist and community advocate. She is a white settler of Irish and Welsh heritage born and raised on the unceded territory of the Qayqayt people, on the shores of the south bend of the Lhta Koh (in Dakelth language, or the Fraser River), colonially known as New Westminster, British Columbia. She was also raised on and pays thanks to the traditional lands of the We Wai Kai people (colonially referred to as Quadra Island). She is currently based in Vancouver, on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh Territories.

Andie's artistic practice revolves around decolonial leftist ideology and therefore the principles of freedom of speech, self-determination, sovereignty and democracy. She encourages her community to investigate and find understanding of the systems of oppression and exploitation in a holistic and integrated way and recognise that our fights, against colonisation, neoliberalism, mass surveillance, police brutality are universal. From Canada to Hong Kong to India to Guatemala, our liberation is bound with one another, and cooperation, collective uprising, translation and intersectional recognition is our only way forward. She is extremely passionate about creating ethical, strong, kind and healthy working relationships and environments. 

While her primary medium is light — Andie works in a myriad of capacities, as a digital platform consultant, lighting technician, visual artist, writer and media artist. Andie loves working with open-source and small softwares, and primarily utilises Isadora, created by Mark Coniglio, to create projection and lighting designs for dance and theatre.

They studied Theatre Production at Studio 58 in Vancouver, B.C. and graduated in December 2017. They have since worked with numerous professional companies including Neworld Theatre, FakeKnot, rice & beans theatre and PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. 

Most recently, Andie designed Spanish & English surtitles for the World Premiere of Clean/Espejos with Neworld Theatre, where her co-designed projection design and surtitling work was nominated for a Significant Artistic Achievement - Outstanding Integration of Dynamic Surtitles and Video Projections at the 2022 Jessie Richardson Awards. Earlier this season, she premiered her original lighting design work in Montréal, Canada with whip (FakeKnot, 2021) and Residuals (住み・墨) (Shion Skye Carter, 2021), and looks forward to designing video for Derek Chan’s new solo work, Happy Valley 馬照跑。舞照跳, in 2023.

Andie's first solo work, Sleep Here Tonight 今天睡在這裡, is a short one-person play about finding yourself in Asia, but not the fun way. It's a biographical re-telling of the playwright's first trip to Taiwan. Framed as a travel advice vlog, we learn a little history about the island, what not to do, and how to make the most out of your first adventure alone.

Andie is currently writing their second play, KTV: a love letter 雨下起來唱了首歌, a celebration of East Asian karaoke culture, language, and belonging. 

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