who is talia?
talia paulette oliveras (she/they) is a Blk Latinx artist of Dominican and Puerto Rican roots who builds interdisciplinary, experiential, and ritualistic community spaces within the medium of theatre.
for talia, theatre is a radical medium with endless potential. constantly chasing this potentiality, their practice is grounded in challenging theatre’s limits by unpacking its institutional and systemic nature while (re)discovering its roots in magic, storytelling, community building, imagination...the list goes on.
alongside their artistic soulmate, Nia Farrell, they also make work as Ta-Nia: a theatre-making duo dedicated to making blk space in an anti-blk society. Ta-Nia recently participated in Theatretreffen’s Stückemarkt 2021 in which they won a commission to develop a new work for Schauspiel Dortmund’s 2022-23 season.
talia paulette oliveras has worked on productions with Musical Theatre Factory, Theater Mitu (Hybrid Arts Lab), Dixon Place (HOT! Fest), JACK, 13EXP, Mabou Mines (Suite/Space), Big Green Theater (Superhero Clubhouse/Bushwick Starr), BAM (Next Wave Festival), Ars Nova (ANT Fest, Makers Lab), The Public (Under the Radar) and more.
they’re currently a Sundance Institute Interdisciplinary Program 2021 grantee and developing work in Soho Rep’s Writer/Director Lab 2019-21.
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