Jada Alberts was born and raised on her grandfather’s country (Larrakia) and has family ties to the Yanyuwa, Bardi and Wardaman peoples. She has studied and practised in the performing arts from a young age and in 2006, graduated from the Adelaide Centre of the Arts. She is currently an Associate Artist at Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney. Jada’s stage credits include This Heaven (Belvoir); Yibiyung (Belvoir/Malthouse Theatre); The Shadow King (Malthouse Theatre/Sydney Festival); Hipbone Sticking Out (YijilaYala/BighART); Frost/Nixon, The Birthday Party (Melbourne Theatre Company); Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui (Darwin Festival) and several national and international tours of Saltbush (Insight Arts). Jada’s film credits include feature film Red Hill and on television in Cleverman (Season One) , Redfern Now and Wentworth.
Jada is also a director, dramaturge and playwright. In 2013 Jada was awarded The Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright’s Award and her plays Elektra/Orestes (with Anne-Louise Sarks) and Brothers Wreck have both been produced by Belvoir St as part of their main stage season. Her debut work, Brothers Wreck received critical acclaim and a nomination at the 2014 Sydney Theatre Awards (for Best New Australian Work). This year Brothers Wreck received a nomination for the Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting at the 2015 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.