Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti Rangi, Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Tuwharetoa
Jamie McCaskill graduated from UCOL Theatre School in 2000 and has carved out a career as an Actor, Writer, Director, Musician and Producer. A Director of critically acclaimed Māori theatre company, Tikapa Productions, Jamie continues to be an advocate of Māori theatre and Māori entertainment. Having spent most of his career in theatre Jamie's last involvement at Court Theatre was his play The Biggest which was performed in 2018.
An award-winning playwright and Bruce Mason Award winner, his latest writing credits are Not in our Neighbourhood, Manawa, The Biggest, Te Kuia Me Te Pungawerewere, Company Kamupene and is one half of an Aboriginal/Māori Collaboration of a new show called Hide the Dog, co-written with award-winning Aboriginal Playwright, Nathan Maynard. Jamie is a founding member of The Māori Sidesteps and also produced, wrote and starred alongside the other sidesteps boys in Māori Television's, Hari with The Māori Sidesteps.