Elizabeth Wymarra Elizabeth Wymarra i(A112906 works by)
Born: Established: 1972 Thursday Island, Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Torres Strait Islander
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Elizabeth Wymarra has worked as a performing artist, comedian, playwright and freelance writer. Her father was a Gudang man and her mother, a Wakaidt woman from Badu Island in the Western region of the Torres Straits. Wymarra studied visual and performing arts at New South Wales TAFE in Sydney, and has completed a degree in Creative Writing. She is the mother of Wandihnu Wymarra (q.v.).

She is is currently (2011) studying for her Batchelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing and Language/Linguistics at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Studies, Northern Territory.

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Black Comedy 2014 series - publisher film/TV

'The six-episode series Black Comedy, written by and starring indigenous performers, is the first comedy by the ABC's Indigenous Department. Since its launch in 2010, the department has primarily produced critically acclaimed drama including Redfern Now, The Gods of Wheat Street and telemovie Mabo. 'The series combines a mix of obsercational physical shetches, historical sketches and parodies of TV, film and commericials.' (Source: The Sydney Morning Herald online; Koori Mail issue, 587, 2014:4)

2016 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Comedy Series
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