As an actor, Ella Chan has appeared in such productions as As You Like It (Canstage), The Demonstration (Theatre Direct), Man-o-rexic (Toronto Fringe—for which she appeared on the cover of EYE Magazine) and the national tour of Hana’s Suitcase (LKTYP). She has taken part in workshops of new plays with such companies as fu-GEN, Cahoots Theatre Projects, Nightwood, Theatre Direct, and Theatre Channel. She is an intern dramaturg with fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company and was also the Associate Artistic Producer of the 2007 CrossCurrents Festival.