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Episode Five: Jamila

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Jamila has been writing and performing work for the stage, screen, and livestream since 2016, and has worked with Sydney Theatre Company, Adelaide Festival, Malthouse Theatre Company, Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Vitalstatistix, Midsumma Festival, and ActNow Theatre.

Notable roles include Phoebe in the development of Curiosity (dir. Shari Sebbens, Sydney Theatre Company, 2021); Milla in Butterfly Kicks (dir. Mary Angley, Rumpus 2021); and Sita, Jamila’s feature film debut in Shadow (Back to Back Productions). In 2021 Jamila created and performed Benched, with seasons presented by FELTspace, Carclew in SALA Festival, and Headspace Berri.

Jamila was a 2020 Carclew Fellow and is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Carclew, Co-Chair of the Equity Diversity Committee, an Advisor for Australian Plays Transform, a Disability Consultant and Advocate, and a founding member and Access Coordinator at RUMPUS.

Jamila is a queer, disabled artist and ambulatory wheelchair user. Accessibility, inclusion, and joyful rigour inform Jamila’s award-winning practice. Jamila graduated from the Acting program at Adelaide College of the Arts in 2018 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in the Advanced Program for High Achievers (Drama and International Relations) from Flinders University.

Episode Five is available to listen to here.