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I am an Ethiopian-German Female Artist who lives in Toronto and Berlin. I am an actress and filmmaker. I am interested in creating a safe space, empower females and minority narratives, since they haven’t been voiced enough.

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BENITA BAILEY
IS CHANGING THE GAME

October 2022 Benita Bailey in "13 Questions"at ZDF Kultur - "Die Pflegionärin" in the mediathek -

ACTING

Incredibly diverse interest meets a rebellious voice and a tendency to be more of a natural beauty – ready to inspire the future of Germany’s and Canada’s acting world. 

Starring as the lead in "Die Pflegionärin" as of spring 2022. Trailer

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CREATING

#yellit

#Yell It From The Mountain is a show featuring Black artists of the performing arts. Since the death of George Floyd and the revival of the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement, the discussion about racism and structural racism has globally been reignited. As much as these discussions are necessary as artists we need to have a safe space where we can talk freely about our art without having to explain world order issues that continuously allow for our oppression.

 

Currently we are in preparation for #Yell It season 4. I can‘t wait to announce our new Cooperation partners. Stay tuned!

Find all shows here

#diasporakidz

Diasporakidz is a collective of performing artists from all over Canada who came together digitally to create a new piece with the working title "No one knows yet" With the support of the MAI and grounded in Diane Roberts Arrivals Legacy Project the all female-identifying collective has created an environment for the voices and the stories of their ancestors to not only emerge from them but also mingle with each other. Through these stories a new piece linking their past, present and future will be created. While doing so Diasporakidz will be implementing and testing out real and practical ways of decolonizing not only ideas of performance, from the rehearsal hall to the stage, but most importantly of themselves.
The „Kidz“ look back to a full-filling residency this summer at Galiano Island and a will finalize their research work at a residency at Playwrights Workshop Montréal in December 2022.

Soon more here

EDUCATING

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Lecturer at Macromedia University Cours Florent Berlin, Basics Seminar Acting


Guest Lecturer at Ludwig-Maximillians-University Munich, Dramaturgy

Guest Lecturer at Filmakademie Ludwigsburg

Co-facilitator assisting Diane Roberts @ CREAM, University of Westminster, UK & Concordia University Montreal 

Workshop Facilitator, Advisor & Speaker on the topic of Diversity in Film 

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Heirs

May and Bobby meet after the death of their mother at the estate administrator’s office. Old memories, conflicts and an inheritance are being negotiated today - whether they like it or not.

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I'm a Woman

“I’m a Woman” won the cell phone short film competition of Pro Quote Regie at the Berlinale 2017. The task was to deal with the topics sexism, racism and homophobia in 2-3 minutes.

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Die Dieks

Two sisters grow up in World War II and their fates could not be more different, what unites them is the fight for survival.

"Die Dieks" is currently in development.

FILMMAKING

OTHER PROJECTS

Upcoming Artist Residency with Playwrights Workshop Montréal in December 2022