Julie Tamiko Manning is an award-winning Montreal actor and theatre creator. Selected acting credits include: Sin/ Zephon in Paradise Lost (Centaur Theatre), Marion in Team on the Hill (Blyth Festival Theatre), Annie in Jean Dit (Théâtre D'Aujourd'hui), Elena in Butcher (Centaur), Isabella Bird in Top Girls (Segal), Emilia in Othello (Scapegoat Carnivale/Segal), and Nancy in Oliver! (National Arts Centre).
Mixie and the Halfbreeds, a play about mixed identity in multiple universes, is her first play, written with Adrienne Wong. It is on the list 49 Plays by Women of Colour. http://the49list.com/. Her second play, The Tashme Project: The Living Archives, (created and performed with Matt Miwa) is a verbatim one-act about the Japanese Canadian experience around the WW2 internment camps, told through the childhood memories of their elders. It has recently completed a tour to Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa and was published with Playwrights Canada Press this year. Julie is currently working on her third play, Mizushōbai: The Water Trade, (commissioned by Tableau D’Hôte Theatre) about Kiyoko Tanaka-Goto, a Japanese picture bride turned ‘underground’ business woman in 1930’s British Columbia.
She is proud to be a mentor with Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Program and Imago Theatre’s ARTISTA, a mentorship program for emerging female theatre artists.