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Tamara Micner

I am a writer, performer and journalist living in London who hails from Vancouver. I see theatre and other storytelling forms as a way to bring about collective healing, and explore how a more just and joyful world could be possible. My work often depicts female stories and characters from the past; I believe that by looking at the past differently we can see our present and future differently as well.

I am developing the solo show HOLOCAUST BRUNCH, working with ITSAZOO Productions, the Chutzpah! Festival for the Performing Arts and Camden People’s Theatre. 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 our protagonist through South London, hearing her inner thoughts and a 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 nominated by the Jessie Richardson Awards in Canada, longlisted by the BBC Writersroom Scriptroom, awarded the Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge Alumnae Award 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.

I studied English, playwriting and non-fiction at Yale and French and Spanish literature at Cambridge. I also speak a bit of Dutch, Greek and Hebrew. If I could have one superpower, I would know all languages in the world (both human and more-than-human).

You can see more of my work on this website and get in touch with any questions …

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