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Tamara Micner

I am a writer, performer, journalist and activist who lives in London and hails from Vancouver. I see storytelling through theatre, journalism and other ways as a powerful way to advocate for political change, and explore how a more just, joyful and alive world could be possible.

I am developing the solo show Hineini (Here I Am) as writer/performer, working with ITSAZOO Productions and the Chutzpah! Festival. My previous show, the digital promenade play A Secret Life (Theatre503 / Wandsworth Arts Fringe), explored the experience of being a teenager in the past and present. Using a custom-built smartphone app, audiences followed the main character through South London, hearing her inner thoughts and a live dialogue with her granddaughter through the app. I developed the play with Baseless Fabric Theatre based on interviews with Londoners about their adolescence.

My other plays include Wink the Other Eye (Hackney Showroom); What You’re Missing (Chutzpah! Festival / King’s Head Theatre); and Fantasmagoriana (Edinburgh Fringe). My work has been recognised by the Jessie Richardson Awards in Canada, BBC Writersroom Scriptroom and Lucy Cavendish College Alumnae Association for Contribution to the Arts, and supported by Arts Council England, the Wakeham Trust and Arvon Foundation.

As a journalist, I write about veganism and environmental, Jewish and gender issues for Dazed, Eater, the London Review of Books, Forward and others.

As an activist, I am involved in Jewdas, the left-wing diasporist Jewish collective based in London. We run campaigns and events including BirthWrong, exploring diaspora Jewish cultures and histories around Europe, and interfaith solidarity initiatives with the Inclusive Mosque Initiative and others.

I have studied English, playwriting and non-fiction writing at Yale University, and French and Spanish literature at the University of Cambridge. I also speak a bit of Dutch, Greek and Hebrew.

You can see more of my work on this website, and get in touch if you like. Thanks for reading!

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