Kamahi Djordon King in a Gurindji man who hails from Katherine in the Northern Territory. A multi-talented artist, Kamahi creative practice includes acting, singing and visual art. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts from the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts and has just completed a Masters degree at RMIT. Kamahi performed in The Shadow King, Malthouse Theatre’s Aboriginal adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear. The production has featured at major Australian festivals and headlined at London’s Barbican Centre as part of Shakespeare’s 400th birthday celebrations.
Kamahi is also well known as his female alter-ego Constantina Bush, who has starred in Malthouse Theatre’s Blak Cabaret. Kamahi directed, produced and starred in his own cabaret show Constantina Bush and the Bushettes which was a hit on the Australian festival circuit. As Constantina he has also performed with some of Australia’s leading cabaret artists including Maude Davey and Finucane & Smith, with whom he received a Helpmann Award nomination for Best Cabaret Performer. In 2017 Constantina returned to Darwin Festival with a brand new show An Evening with Constantina Bush.
Kamahi’s other stage credits include Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui (Darwin Festival), Romeo & Juliet (Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne/Australian Shakespeare Company/La Boite), Nyet Nyets Picnic (Snuff Puppets) and The Sunshine Club (Queensland Theatre Company).
Alongside two performances of ILBIJERRI Theatre’s Which Way Home at TAC in July 2018, King will present a community workshop in latex art and a performance as his female alter-ego Constantina Bush.