Jada Alberts headshot

JADA ALBERTS is a Larrakia, Bardi, Wadaman and Yanuwa performer from the Top End of Australia. She graduated in 2006 from the Adelaide Centre for the Arts and in 2007 won the Adelaide Critics’ Circle Award for Best Emerging Artist for What I Heard About Iraq (Holden St. Theatre). Alberts has appeared on stage in Frost/Nixon and The Birthday Party for MTC, Second to None (Vitalstatistix and Kurruru Performing Arts), Cat (Windmill Performing Arts), Yibiyung (Company B/Malthouse), Wulamanayuwi And The Seven Pamanui (Darwin Festival), The Green Sheep (Cate Fowler) and several national and international tours of Saltbush (Insight Arts). Alberts was Assistant Director of Windmill Baby for Company B and she has also participated in creative development projects for Melbourne Workers’ Theatre, Arena Theatre, Real TV and STCSA. In 2013 she appeared in This Heaven (Company B, Belvoir), Hipbone Sticking Out (YijilaYala/Big hART) and won the Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwrights Award. In 2014 she played Goneril in the national tour of The Shadow King for Malthouse, her play Brothers Wreck was performed by Company B, Belvoir and she was appointed Associate Artist at Belvoir. Alberts appeared in the feature film Red Hill and on television in Rush Series III, Redfern Now, Wentworth and Wentworth II. Alberts is also an accomplished musician and painter of contemporary Indigenous art.