Julie Tamiko Manning is an award-winning actor and theatre creator from Tiohtià:ke / Montreal. Selected acting credits include Wildfire (Talisman), Jonathan: a seagull parable (Surreal SoReal), Paradise Lost (Centaur Theatre), Jean Dit (Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui), Butcher (Centaur Theatre) and Othello (Scapegoat Carnivale/Segal Centre).
She is currently finishing her third play Mizushōbai, about Kiyoko Tanaka Goto, a Japanese picture-bride turned ‘underground’ business woman in 1930’s BC, slated for production in the 2023/24 season.
Julie is Co-Artistic Producer of Tashme Productions with Ottawa artist, Matt Miwa. Their documentary play, The Tashme Project: The Living Archives, a verbatim account of the Japanese Canadian internment experience told through childhood memories of their elders, toured Canada in 2019, was published in the anthology Scripting (Im)migration and is now being adapted into a graphic novel with Nikkei artist PJ Patten. She has recently explored a more curatorial role in the online digital art world with projects like Tashme Productions’ Yume. Digital Dreams and Arrivals Legacy Project’s Seedpool.
Julie is also a mentor, facilitator, community activist, and a proud Sansei (third generation) mixed-race Japanese Canadian.