Jamie Hale is a writer, actor, and multidisciplinary creative.
They won the Evening Standard Future Theatre Fund Award for directing and theatre making in 2021. They were also named as one of the 2021/2022 Jerwood Compton Fellows and on The Shaw Trust’s 2021 and 2022 Disability Power 100 Lists of the UK’s most influential disabled people. In 2019, they wrote and starred in their debut solo show NOT DYING at the Lyric Hammersmith and the Barbican. They also wrote When We Got Sick which was directed by Nickie Miles-Wildin for Graeae Theatre Company. Jamie was part of the Graeae Theatre Company’s Ensemble programme in 2020. Jamie is Artistic Director of CRIPtic Arts which has also been named on The Shaw Trust’s 2022 Disability Power 100 List. They have curated and directed two showcases for CRIPtic Arts at the Barbican.
Jamie worked as a researcher and contributor on the Netflix series, Kaos, and they have scripted projects optioned by Red Productions, Gaumont and Bridge06, one of which is collaboration with Hayleigh Barclay. They have also had writing published by the Guardian, Wellcome Collection and numerous poetry magazines, and they are currently working on a poetry collection. Their poetry pamphlet Shield was published by Verve Poetry Press.
During Jack Thorne’s MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival in 2021, he referenced Jamie and read some of their poetry.