Interview with Playwright, juliany taveras


juliany taveras (they/them/elle) is a storyteller from Ayití Bohio (Dominican Republic) by way of Lenapehoking (New York City). Their work, which centers the lives and liberation of the Afro/Indigenous and queer/trans diasporas, takes many forms, including playwriting, screenwriting, poetry, photography, graphic design, teaching artistry, and (perhaps most importantly) kinship.  


Their newest play, Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress is now available for licensing.



Did you have a favorite dress-up item from childhood?

I didn't actually play dress-up very often as a child, but I do remember how much i loved putting on my dad's seemingly giant t-shirts and running around the house with the hems past my knees, having the time of my life!


Where were/are some of your favorite places to go when you play pretend? 

When i was a kid, I loved watching Cyberchase and Dragon Tales on PBS Kids, or reading books set in fantastical places- so my imagination was always full of portals to magical worlds full of kooky adventures, where friendship was always the key to saving the day. 


What outfit or accessory makes you feel the most you? 

Whenever I'm not just lounging around my house in big t-shirts (still love those), I like to brighten my day by wearing colorful jewelry and/or drawing fun things on my face with eyeliner! 


What are you most excited for audiences to experience with Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

I'm most excited to invite our audiences into the spectacular, sensory, gravity-defying world of Morris's imagination- and for folks to ask themselves the same questions Morris is asking, and explore their own answers to them. 


Any other cool facts, tidbits, individualisms, etc. about you that you'd like to share? 

Thanks to my tortoise (Guaba) and my twin cats (Leche and Horchata), I like to think I have my own little safari squad at home, too! 


Find out more about Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress here!

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