Jamie Hale

creative & policymaker

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Jamie, a white adult with dark red hair and beard, and red glasses, wearing a silver puffer jacket, pink lipstick, and green eyeshadow. Their head is on a wheelchair headrest, they are wearing a mask, and they are looking sideways, half smiling.


Jamie Hale in a blue shirt with red hair, glasses and beard
Jamie, a white adult with dark red hair and beard, and red glasses, wearing a blue plaid shirt against a plain background. Their head is on a wheelchair headrest and they smile calmly at the camera.



Jamie Hale is a queer / crip artist, curator, poet, writer, screenwriter, 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. They have a screenplay in development with Channel 4.

Their work has been described by Hannah Gadsby as “fantastic”, Jack Thorne as “an extraordinary voice” and the Jerwood Foundation as one of the “leading lights of British poetry”.

Jamie’s performance, poetry, and publication work can be found here, or to read more from other people, please see their reviews and features & interviews pages.

To get in touch with Jamie, please contact directly or via agents Andrew Roach of Andrew Roach Talent (performance) and Andy Townsend of The Galton Agency (screenwriting).

CRIPtic Arts logo. All caps, CRIP is in black text on a white background, and twice the height of "tic" and "arts". They are in white on a black background, with the "tic" above "arts"
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Jamie currently works as Artistic Director at CRIPtic Arts CIC – a support, development, production, and showcasing organisation for work by and for d/Deaf and disabled people across the Arts. Jamie founded CRIPtic in 2019.


Shield by Jamie Hale is on sale now

it was published in Jan 2021 by Verve Poetry Press, and explores profound disability and fear, love, and mortality in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cover of SHIELD by Jamie Hale
The cover of Shield, showing Jamie Hale’s name and the title, with a white mask on top of a background striped in orange, pink, navy, and turquoise