We are Talia Paulette Oliveras and Nia Farrell, together Ta-Nia. We are a theatre-making duo committed to challenging the limits of theatre to create unapologetically BLK spaces of liberation.

Map to Nowhere (things are)
Development history:
︎Soho Reps’ Writer/Director Lab 2019-21

Dreams in Black Major
Production history:
︎National Black Theatre & NYU Tisch/ETW 2019
︎Ars Nova’s ANT Fest 2019
︎Theatretreffen Stückemarkt 2020-21

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The Makers’ Ensemble is an evolving grassroots ensemble of emerging artists showcasing new, original, and classical works of theater, and focused on telling stories that create bridges between the art and the audience and ignite engaging conversations among intersectional communities. This ensemble was intentionally formed by artists of various backgrounds, predominantly people of color. From previous undergraduate collaborators to newly-formed partnerships, this group was selected based on the principle of creating a space that is both radical in performance and radical in artistic practice.

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we are a multi-disciplinary collective of Black and brown artists engaging in experimental poetics. we are storytellers, animated through mosaicism and unearthings of truth and complexity in form and approach.

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