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mia susan amir

Dramaturgy Research Associate, PTC / Artist in Residence, Fight With a Stick / Convener, Unsettling Dramaturgy
mia susan amir (she/her/hers) was born in Israel/Occupied Palestine. A queer, Crip+MAD Jew of mixed Ashkenazi and Sephardic ascent, she lives as an uninvited settler on the unceded and occupied territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh Nations, Vancouver, BC. mia works at the intersection of creative and community practice as an educator, cultural organizer, writer, director, dramaturg, and theatre artist creating immersive, transdisciplinary works. mia is interested in how live performance offers a prefigurative space to respond to the conditions currently shaping our world, to challenge and expand perception, to unearth relationship, and to engage in democratic narrative production, starting from the site of physical sensation.

mia's research, solo and collaborative works have/will be presented by Undercurrents (Ottawa), The Welders (DC), foldA (Kingston), Prairie Theatre Exchange (Winnipeg), Magnetic North (Vancouver), Talking Thinking Dancing Body (Vancouver), Ergo Arts Theatre (Toronto), FestivALT (Kraków), International Federation for Theatre Research (Belgrade), rEvolver (Vancouver), Vines Arts Festival (Vancouver), Feminist Art Conference (Toronto), AMC (Detroit), among others. Select dramaturgy credits include her work with Sick + Twisted Theatre (Winnipeg), Killjoy Theatre (Vancouver), The Only Animal (Vancouver), Vines Arts Festival (Vancouver), PTC (Vancouver).

mia holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Mills College, traditional Ohlone Territory, Oakland, CA. She received a 2018 LMDA Bly Creative Fellowship, and a 2019 Arts Club Theatre Bill Millerd Artist Fund award. She is a co-founder of EdgeForms Collective (Vancouver/Winnipeg), and Subjects of History (Vancouver), and is the Convener of Unsettling Dramaturgy. mia is the Dramaturgy Research Associate at PTC, the Artist in Residence at Fight With a Stick, a member of LMDA, IFTR, PGC, the CATR Disability, Pedagogy and Performance Working Group, and the Board Chair of All Bodies Dance.

My Presenters Sessions

Saturday, June 20

4:00pm EDT