Camyar Chai is an Iranian-Canadian actor, writer and director. Born in Iran and raised in London, New York and Vancouver, Chai earned his M.F.A. in theatre at the University of British Columbia. Chai has performed extensively across Canada and the United States. He is a regular contributor to CBC Radio, and is the founding Artistic Director of one of Canada's leading independent theatre companies, Neworld Theatre. He is also a published playwright, and his opera librettos have been produced in Canada and the United States.