mia susan amir

mia susan amir is a Crip+Mad Jew of mixed Ashkenazi and Sephardic ascent, living on the unceded territories of the x?m?θkw?y??m (Musqueam), Skwxwu?7mesh (Squamish), and S?l?i?lw?ta?/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, Vancouver, BC. mia works at the intersection of creative and community practice as an educator, cultural organizer, advocate, writer, director, dramaturg, and theatre artist creating immersive, transdisciplinary works. mia sees live performance as a tool to engage in democratic narrative production starting from the site of physical sensation. Her recent works have been presented by rEvolver (Vancouver), FestivALT (Kraków), and Vines (Vancouver). She has received support from the Banff Playwrights Lab, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Feminist Art Conference, the Grinn City Collective, Urban Ink Productions, Neworld Theatre, and the City of Vancouver Office of Cultural Affairs. mia is the Dramaturgy Research Associate at PTC, and the Artist in Residence at Fight With a Stick. She is the recipient of a 2018 LMDA Bly Creative Fellowship for her new project, Unsettling Dramaturgy: Crip and Indigenous Process Design in the Studio, on the Stage, and in the Street an online research colloquium bringing together Crip (Mad, d/Deaf, Sick and Disabled) and Indigenous dramaturgs and theatre makers from across the Americas, for a year of collaborative programming to explore the unique intersections between their lives and practices. mia holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Mills College, traditional Ohlone Territory, Oakland, CA. She is a member of LMDA and IFTR, the Playwrights Guild of Canada, and the Board Chair of All Bodies Dance.

Decolonizing Texts, Words, and Communication
Podcast

Decolonizing Texts, Words, and Communication

30 May 2018

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.