mia susan amir works at the intersection of creative and community practice as an educator, cultural organizer, writer, director, dramaturg and theatre artist creating immersive, interdisciplinary works. Born in Israel/Occupied Palestine, mia lives 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 Dramaturg with the Virago Play Series, and a Dramaturgy Research Associate with the Playwrights Theatre Centre. A recipient of the 2018 Bly Creative Fellowship of the Literary Dramaturgs and Managers of the Americas, her current research explores the intersections between Crip and Indigenous Dramaturgical Practices in the studio, on the stage, and in the street.
In her creative practice, mia explores the ways in which sociopolitical events are manifest intergenerationally in the spaces of the home and the body; the narrative hauntings that emerge when our stories go untold. Her practice, hybrid in form, engages juxtaposition as a critical strategy to bring breath to the unnamed, or ineffable.
mia’s writing has appeared on SpiderWebShow, Lemon Hound, Digging Through the Fat, and in Sustenance: An Anthology of Writers from B.C. and Beyond on the Subject of Food, Anvil Press. She has performed her work across Canada and the United States. mia holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College, Oakland, California, traditional Ohlone Territory.