Andie Lloyd [she/they/he] is a Jessie Award-nominated interdisciplinary artist and community advocate. A settler of Irish and Welsh heritage, Andie was born and raised on the unceded and occupied territory of the Qayqayt people, colonially known as New Westminster, British Columbia. She too was raised on and pays thanks to the traditional lands of the We Wai Kai people, on the island of Mekolas (colonially referred to as Quadra Island). Andie presently works out of Vancouver, on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territories.
Andie's artistic practice revolves around decolonial leftist ideology and therefore principles of self-determination, land sovereignty, climate justice, fat liberation, queer liberation and anti-capitalism. She hopes to bring these values into all of her creations through the avenues of radical compassion and respect. She is a co-founder of HK House 香港屋, a volunteer-powered non-profit based in Vancouver, working to support the multigenerational Hong Konger community in Canada, and their friends.
Andie works primarily as a lighting & video designer for live performance, as well as a digital platform consultant, visual artist, writer and media artist. Andie loves working with open-source and small softwares, and primarily utilises Isadora, created by Mark Coniglio, for all of her creation needs. She is an enthusiastic teacher of the software and was proud to have fostered a group of emerging Isadora users during Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre’s Spring 2023 Springboard Initiative.
They studied Theatre Production at Studio 58 in Vancouver, B.C. and graduated in 2017. They have since worked across Canada and internationally with numerous professional companies including Neworld Theatre, FakeKnot, rice & beans theatre and PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
In 2022, 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 Significant Artistic Achievement - Outstanding Integration of Dynamic Surtitles and Video Projections at the 2022 Jessie Richardson Awards.
Andie's first work, Sleep Here Tonight 今天睡在這裡, is a one-person play about her first trip to Taiwan in 2017. It was performed as a graduation project at Studio 58, and hosted by TAIWANfest Vancouver for a festival-long residency in 2018.
Their first film is a movement-centric piece about the cross-continental history of mahjong, it’s different styles, cultural and social implications, told through the perspectives of four players with four distinct stories.
Andie is currently writing a second play, KTV: 雨下起來唱了首歌, a celebration of East Asian karaoke culture, language, and belonging.