Director & Producer

Associate Artistic Director
True Colors Theatre Company

Co-Founder & Lead Producer
The New Griots Festival

Photo by Farrington Starnes

Photo by Farrington Starnes

Tallahassee, FL

Atlanta, GA

Colgate University

2018/19 Highlights:

• Directing Goodwin's And in This Corner: Cassius Clay at Birmingham Children's Theatre
• Directing Morisseau's Skeleton Crew at True Colors

Photo courtesy of The Playwrights' Center

Photo courtesy of The Playwrights' Center

Jamil Jude is a highly accomplished director, producer, playwright and dramaturg focusing on bringing socially relevant art to the community. Jamil is the Associate Artistic Director at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, he is the Co- Founder of The New Griots Festival, which is dedicated to celebrating, advocating, and advancing the careers of emerging Black artists in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area in Minnesota. Prior to joining the staff at True Colors, Jamil served as the Artistic Programming Associate at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota, a Producer in Residence at Minneapolis’ Mixed Blood Theatre, a New Play Producing Fellow at Arena Stage in Washington, DC and co-founded the Colored People’s Theatre. Among his many awards, Jamil has been named the recipient of the Leadership U Andrew W. Mellon/TCG (2015), Management Fellowship Nautilus Music Theater (2014-15) NNPN Producer Residency (2011/12; 2012/13), Jerome Foundation/The Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Mentorship (2013-2104) and the Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship at Arena Stage (2009/10; 2010/11). Jamil received his Bachelors of Arts from Colgate University.


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