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Jajube Mandiela

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Jajube is an actor, director and former Artistic Director of b current. Some of her favourite stage performances: Blue Planet and El Numero Uno (Young People’s Theatre), two productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Canadian Stage’s Dream in High Park), Wrecked (Roseneath Theatre) and the lead role in Binti’s Journey (Theatre Direct) which both garnered Dora Award nominations. On screen, Jajube is best known for several seasons as Chantay on Degrassi, and the voice of Pristine on Teletoon’s animated series Crash Canyon. She found her love for stage direction while training in the b current rAiz’n Ensemble. Soon after, she assisted b current’s Founding Artistic Director ahdri zhina mandiela on who knew grannie: a dub aria (Obsidian Theatre Company & Factory Theatre) and the Dora Award nominated hit Obeah Opera (b current & Theatre Archipelago). Recently, she assisted Lynda Hill on Sanctuary Song (Theatre Direct at the National Arts Centre), and Nina Lee Aquino on Sister Mary’s A Dyke?! (Cahoots Theatre Company). On her own, she directed and co-produced All of Him (in between in association with b current at SummerWorks & Femfest), the hit family comedy TICK (Toronto Fringe and Best of FringeKids!), short film Let Go (Mouthful of Fireflies), and co-voice directed the animated youth short film Bee & Julie-Julie (ReelWorld Film Festival, Montreal & Toronto International Black Film Festivals, Brighton Youth Film Festival).