theatre-making duo
anti-blk society.

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.

We studied experimental and collaborative theatre-making at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where we both received a BFA in Drama. During our studies, we participated in the MLK Scholars program and graduated with honors. Our work has been shown through Ars Nova ANT Fest 2019 and Theatretreffen’s Stückemarkt 2020/21. We are currently part of the 2019–2021 Soho Rep Writer/Director LAB and have been commissioned to create a new work for Schauspiel Dortmund’s 2022/23 season.

We are both multi-hyphenate artists who apply our interdisciplinary nature to the art we create in both process and product.

Learn more:

The Royal Court Theatre’s Playwright's Podcast x Stückemarkt Artists.  Listen to Simon Stephen’s convo with Ta-Nia

Closing the Gap between Dreams and Reality: On the Work of Ta-Nia

On being BLK in an anti-BLK world

& other interviews.

© Berliner Festspiele / Juliette Hüsler

Ta-Nia is always interested in collaborating with new creatives and exploring where our work can exist.

Some previous collaborations:

Black Futures Collaboration between Black Futures and Ta-Nia for Youtube’s Digital Theatre Iniative in London, UK

Ritual of Repair Collaboration between ChelseaDee Harrison and Ta-Nia to create a Digital Sanctuary

Contact us here for any inquiries, potential collaborations, etc.

Curious about Talia & Nia separately? While we truly consider ourselves a single entity, you can learn more about Talia here and Nia here.

donations are always appreciated
they can be sent to:

we intentionally pay donations forward to:

1. mutual aid funds and grassroot collectives
(some favorites are BTFA collective, For the Gworls, Bushwick Ayuda Mutua, and NourishNYC)

2. paying our collaborators larger fees
as we intentionally work with BIPOC and queer artists, it’s important that we recognize the way systemic capitalism affects our communities and strive towards equity by paying collaborators as much as we can and always being people-first

3. providing free offerings to community
(examples include providing take-home snacks, seeds to be planted, and more alongside our projects)