Jamil Jude is a director, producer, playwright, and dramaturg. Self-identifying as an “Artist Plus”, Jamil feels most at home bringing socially relevant art to the community. Jamil is the Associate Artistic Director at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta, GA as well as the Co-Founder of The New Griots Festival. He was a participant in the Leadership U: One-on-One program, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group. The program provided him a residency at Park Square Theatre, in St. Paul, MN, where he worked as Artistic Programming Associate. Prior to that, he served as the National New Play Network (NNPN) Producer in Residence at Mixed Blood Theatre Company. He remains an Affiliated Artist with NNPN. Before joining Mixed Blood, Jamil served as a New Play Producing Fellow at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. Jamil has helmed productions for D.C. area companies (Olney Theatre and Forum Theatre), in Denver (Curious Theatre), in Atlanta (True Colors) as well as various Twin Cities’ theatre companies, including Park Square Theatre, History Theatre, Freshwater Theatre, Theatre in the Round, Stages Theatre Company, Daleko Arts and Lakeshore Players. Jamil has also taught and directed at Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis,
MN. As a playwright, Jamil was the 2013-14 Jerome Many Voices Mentee at The Playwrights’ Center, where he remains an affiliated writer.