Kylie Bracknell (formerly Kylie Farmer) [Kaarljilba Kaardn] is an Aboriginal Australian actor, writer, TV presenter and theatre director from the south west of Western Australia – the Nyungar nation.
As an actor, Kylie has appeared in television programs such as The Gods Of Wheat Street and Redfern Now, films including Ace Of Spades, Stone Bros and SA Black Thing and theatre productions The Sapphires, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The White Divers Of Broome, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo And Juliet, One Day In ‘67, King Hit and Aliwa. She hosts the children’s television program Waabiny Time and is a past presenter of the Marngrook Footy Show.
Kylie directed Windmill Baby as associate artist at Belvoir Street Theatre and served as assistant director on short film and theatre productions. She was also co-artistic director for the large scale Welcome To Country event as a part of the 2006 Perth International Arts Festival. Kylie co-wrote the short film Main Actors and has translated selected Shakespearean sonnets into the Nyungar language for a performance at Shakespeare’s Globe in London as part of their ‘Globe to Globe’ festival (2012).
Kylie has coordinated and managed a variety of theatre, film and television, and radio industry programs. She was senior workshop leader for Yirra Yaakin’s ‘Sonnets in Noongar’ schools program, script and acting coach for Ilbijerri Theatre Company, programme manager of the Media and Screen Industry Indigenous Employment Program for Screen Australia, and manager of the Indigenous department at AFTRS.