Camryn Chew

Actor/Teaching Artist

Camryn (she/they) is an actor and educator living and working on the unceded lands of the Sc̓əwaθən Məsteyəxw (Tsawwassen), xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She is a 2020 graduate of Capilano University’s Acting for Stage and Screen program, where she played Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. She most recently appeared as an actor/collaborator in Delta Stageworks’ newly devised show Heirlooms & Baggage (My Mother’s Story). Camryn’s original play Sometimes I Feel Like I’m Not Even Me has been performed in Vancouver, San Diego, and Jersey City. Her new original one-act play Can’t Cope recently debuted as a reading at the Arts Club’s LEAP Festival. Camryn works as a teaching artist at Bard on the Beach and Carousel Theatre, as well as at various schools across the Lower Mainland.

In reflecting on my growth in the past years as an Asian-Canadian artist, I am endlessly grateful to my devising ensemble at Delta Stageworks. As we collaborated together last year to investigate our own Mother’s stories for our project Heirlooms & Baggage (My Mother’s Story), we strived continuously to uplift each other and embrace non-hierarchical teamwork throughout the vulnerable work and exploration we were embarking on. My interrogations of my own family’s history helped me to uncover nuances of my own storytelling practice that would have remained hidden otherwise. Feel free to keep up with me on Instagram as our project continues to grow and evolve!: