Julie Tamiko Manning is an award-winning Montreal actor and theatre creator. Selected acting credits include: Annie in Jean Dit (Théâtre D'Aujourd'hui), Elena in Butcher (Centaur), Isabella Bird in Top Girls (Segal), Titania in A Midsummer Nights’ Dream (Repercussion), Emilia in Othello (Scapegoat Carnivale/Segal), Clarence in Richard III (Metachroma) and Nancy in Oliver! (National Arts Centre).
Her first play Mixie and the Halfbreeds (with Adrienne Wong), a play about mixed identity in multiple universes, was recently produced by fuGEN, Toronto’s Asian-Canadian theatre company and is on the list 49 Plays by Women of Colour http://the49list.com/.
She is working on her third play called Mizushōbai (for Tableau D’Hôte Theatre) about Kiyoko Tanaka-Goto, a Japanese picture bride turned business woman in 1930’s British Columbia, and is currently an acting mentor with Black Theatre Workshop’s Artists Mentorship Program.
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.