Queensland Theatre / Jimi Bani
MY NAME IS JIMI
Based on a story by Dimple Bani, Jimi Bani and co-created with Jason Klarwein
An uplifting celebration of Torres Strait Island culture.
Charismatic actor Jimi Bani whisks you away to his island, a remote speck in the sparkling blue of the Torres Strait, for an evening of dance, stand-up and fireside storytelling. With four generations of his family, Jimi brings to the stagea mixed-media, multilingual performance about keeping culture and language alive in a rapidly changing world.
My Name is Jimi is a hilarious and deeply moving story of hope and survival and an uplifting celebration of Torres Strait Island culture that takes you on a journey from riotous hilarity towards a profoundly moving provocation.
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Queensland Theatre/ Jimi Bani
Jimi Bani's extensive theatre career includes lead roles in Jandamarra (Black Swan Theatre Company), Romeo and Juliet (Sydney Theatre Company) and Yibiyung (Belvoir Theatre). He also performed in The Sapphires (Black Swan, Belvoir) touring to London and Korea, and most recently played Edmund in Malthouse Theatre’s Shadow King, including at the Barbican Theatre, London.
Bani has played leading roles on television in The Straits, Mabo and Redfern Now. He is a Deadly Award and BOFA Award winner and was nominated for a Helpmann Award (Shadow King) and a Silver Logie (Mabo).