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Jason Klarwein Jason Klarwein i(A90006 works by)
Gender: Male
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Jason Klarwein is an actor, director and writer.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2019 shortlisted Matilda Awards Best Director for 'Death of a Salesman'.

Awards for Works

My Name Is Jimi 2017 single work drama

'Mabuiag Island: a remote speck in the sparkling blue of the Torres Strait. Thousands of years of rich history and culture, with just a few hundred people keeping its flame. Now its favourite son is joking in three languages with his grandmother and torturing his son with spontaneous public break-dancing. Charismatic actor Jimi Bani (Mabo, The Straits, Redfern Now) whisks you away to his island for an eveing of music, dance, stand-up and storytelling.

'Four generations of one family take the stage, as Jimi's grandmother, mother, son and brothers help him spin yarns of totems, traditions and childhood memories. The islanders have lived through dark times and light, and this intimate show examines the challenges and tragedies they have faced with hope, honesty and humour, looking towards a bright tomorrow.

'My Name is Jimi is the story of a small community of people clinging tightly to each other, and fighting to protect what really matters, in whirling chaos of a rapidly changing world.' (Production summary)

2018 shortlisted Sydney Theatre Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Mainstage Production
2017 nominated Matilda Awards Best New Australian Play
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