Jamie Hale

poet & writer & director & curator

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CRIPtic 2021 at the Barbican – Jamie’s groundbreaking development & showcasing programme for d/Deaf & disabled artists


Jamie Hale is a queer / crip artist, curator, poet, writer, playwright, actor, facilitator, trainer and director – otherwise known as ‘busy’, ‘interdisciplinary’, or ‘indecisive’.

They create poetry, comedy, scriptwriting, and drama for page, stage, and screen and in Feb 2021 won the Evening Standard Future Theatre Fund Award in Directing/Theatre-Making. Jamie currently works as Artistic Director at CRIPtic – a development and showcasing opportunity for d/Deaf and disabled people across the Arts founded by Jamie in 2019.

They have performed their work at the Barbican, Invisible Fest, Tate Modern, the Southbank Centre and with Graeae theatre company, and have written for publications including the Guardian and Magma. Their pandemic poetry pamphlet, Shield, was published in Jan 2021.

They are also an expert in disability and health and social care policy, working as CEO for Pathfinders Neuromuscular Alliance and as Chair of Lewisham Disabled People’s Commission. Jamie is studying for a Master’s in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics of Health at UCL.

Shield – on sale now

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