Kiana Wu (she/hers) is a Taiwanese-Canadian actor and writer based in London, UK. She was born and raised in Mohkinstsis on Treaty 7 Territory, where her heart lives. She has previously written and produced her theatrical work in New York, NY and Calgary, AB. Kiana has performed in various styles of theatrical productions and most recently landed a guest role on a popular BBC television show. Two works are currently in process: one collective creation piece and another about the rise of AI. Kiana worked as Good Host Program Lead for Inside Out Theatre over the pandemic years, and hold a passion for inclusive and accessible art practices.
Being an Asian-Canadian artist to me, means constantly defying people’s expectations of me. From the way that I speak, the things that I say, the way I arrive in spaces and my contributions, I am so proud to bring my unique point of view to the table. Being Asian-Canadian, and claiming this identity, we celebrate each other and the legacy that is being built. I have so much hope for us – we encapsulate so many rich stories and my greatest joy is discovering what we can do together and how we will grow and change as time goes on. I am proud of my peers, colleagues and friends who have always advocated for others, and have taken the time to cheer US on!