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Artist

Laila Thaker

Laila Thaker is a fearless Torres Strait Islander (Meriam Mir/Badulaig) Actor, Writer and Producer. Since graduating from JCU in 2009, Laila has been cast in various roles from Shakespeare to Sarah Kane. Most notably NITV/ABC’s “The Queen and I” and Channel 9’s “House Husbands”.

Currently Associate Producer for ILBIJERRI Theatre; Writing, Directing and Producing under “Black Shell”, Laila strives to advocate for and platform First Nations and WOC in the Arts.

“I come from a long line of resilient ailan Matriarchs… my strength inherited from my Mother and my wit no doubt from my ama (grandmother)”

Thursday 27 June, 7pm

Southbank Theatre, The Lawler
140 Southbank Blvd, Southbank 3006