Julie Tamiko Manning
Julie Tamiko Manning is an award-winning Montreal actor and theatre creator. Selected acting credits include: Annie in Jean Dit (Théâtre D’Aujourd’hui), Vic in Vic and Flo Saw A Bear (Talisman), Elena in Butcher (Centaur), Isabella Bird in Top Girls (Segal), Titania in A Midsummer Nights’ Dream (Repercussion), Clarence in Richard III (Metachroma) and Nancy in Oliver! (National Arts Centre).
Her first play, Mixie and the Halfbreeds (with Adrienne Wong) is on the list of 49 plays by Women of Colour That You Can Program Tomorrow (the49list.com) and was produced by fuGEN this past Spring. She is currently working with the French company cie IKB creating Identités, a play about the many facets of Québécois identity, and is beginning work on her third play, Mizushobai, (commissioned by Montreal’s Tableau D’Hôte Theatre) about Kiyoko Tanaka-Goto, a Japanese picture bride turned business woman in 1930’s British Columbia.
Julie is co-artistic director of Tashme Productions, associate artistic producer of Metachroma Theatre, and is currently a mentor with Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Program.