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About Matt & Julie

Julie Tamiko Manning


Since graduating from The Dome Theatre Program in 1991, Julie has performed across Canada from school gyms in Nunavik to the independent stage in Vancouver to the national stage in Ottawa.  Most recently she appeared in Top Girls (Segal Centre).  Selected theatre credits include Titania in A Midsummer Nights’ Dream (Repercussion Theatre), Doris Truscott in Innocence Lost (Centaur Theatre/NAC), Clarence in Richard III (Metachroma), Nancy in Lionel Bart’s Oliver! (NAC), Mrs. Cratchit in Peter Hinton’s direction of A Christmas Carol (NAC), Jam in Greg MacArthur’s girls! girls! girls! (Teatro Comaneci/FTA), Tokyo Rose in Marie Clements’ Burning Vision (Rumble Theatre/ Urban Ink/ FTA/ Magnetic North), and Mielke in Rock, Paper, Jackknife (Talisman Productions).  She was recently awarded a META (Montreal English Theatre Award) for Best Supporting Actress for her work as Amelia in Othello (Segal Centre).

Matt Miwa

 Since graduating from the University of Ottawa’s Theatre Department in 2005, Matt Miwa has been working professionally in theatre for the last 10 years. Matt was most recently featured in Evolution Theatre’s production of Little Martyrs.   Other credits include Swiss Cheese in the NAC English Theatre production of Mother Courage and the Stranger in Théâtre de l’île’s production of La soif de l’or.  Besides theatre work, Matt is also a short-narrative video maker and a performance artist.  He has completed one short-narrative video, Captain Sorelski and the Women in Search of Spacegold and is at work completing his second short-narrative, Murder at the Circus; with his co-creator Lesley Marshall.  His performance practice incorporates a mixture of drag, singing and gymastics.  He was one of the performers at The 7th White Ecosexual Wedding of Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle and he was most recently invited to perform at the 2015 season launch of Toronto’s Video Fag.