Julie Tamiko Manning
Since graduating from The Dome in 1991, Julie Tamiko Manning has performed across Canada from school gyms in Nunavik to the independent stage in Vancouver to the national stage in Ottawa. Selected theatre credits include: Elena in Butcher (Centaur), Isabella Bird/Win in Top Girls (Segal), Emilia in Othello(META-Supporting Actress, Segal/Scapegoat Carnivale), Titania in A Midsummer Nights’ Dream (META nomination- Best Actress, Repercussion Theatre), Doris Truscott in Innocence Lost (NAC/ Centaur), Clarence in Richard III (META nomination- Best Supporting, Metachroma Theatre), Nancy in Oliver! (National Arts Centre), and Jam in Greg MacArthur’s girls! girls! girls! (Teatro Comaneci). This summer she will reprise her role of Tokyo Rose in Marie Clements’ Burning Vision with Tant Per Tant in Barcelona, Spain. Her first play, Mixie and the Halfbreeds, (co-written with Adrienne Wong) was produced in 2009 (Neworld Theatre, Vancouver) and she is currently working to tour (with co-creator, Matt Miwa) their award winning The TASHME Project: The Living Archives, a verbatim play tracing the experience of the WW2 Japanese Canadian internment, through the memories of their community elders. She is an associate artistic producer of Metachroma Theatre, whose mandate is to address the under-representation of visible minority actors in Canadian theatre.