mia susan amir
mia susan amir is an educator, cultural organizer, writer, director, dramaturg and theatre artist creating immersive, interdisciplinary works. Born in Israel/Occupied Palestine, mia is a queer, disabled Jew of mixed Sephardic and Ashkenazi descent. She lives and works on the unceded and occupied territories of the x?m?θkw?y??m (Musqueam), Skwxwu?7mesh (Squamish), and S?l?i?lw?ta?/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. mia is the Creative Director of The Story We Be, a Dramaturgy Research Associate with PTC, and a Dramaturg with the Virago Play Series. In her creative practice, mia explores the ways in which sociopolitical events are manifest intergenerationally in the space of the individual and collective body. Her hybrid practice engages juxtaposition as a critical strategy to bring breath to the unnamed, or ineffable. A recipient of LMDA's 2018 Bly Creative Fellowship, mia is currently researching the intersections between Crip and Indigenous dramaturgical process design, in the studio, on the stage, and in the street.
In this podcast, DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren, Jacqueline E. Lawton, Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen, and mia susan amir discuss how we can decolonize the primacy of the written word and text in theatre.