Tariro Mavondo

Multidisciplinary Melbourne based storyteller Tariro Mavondo will facilitate a workshop that aims to spark creativity and enable participates to write autobiographical stories and personal narratives for performance in a fun, dynamic, lively and accessible way. During the workshop participants will have the chance to explore different writing and theatrical techniques that will culminate into duet performances.

Tariro will perform new spoken word pieces informed by her travels in California exploring the politics of self love.

Tariro graduated in 2011 from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts and received the Irene Mitchell Award for excellence in her final year. Based in Melbourne, Tariro is a multi disciplinary storyteller, theatre director, curator, cultural diversity and performance consultant, performance coach and facilitator across performing arts, education, government, mental health, law enforcement and social justice.

Theatre Credits:
Role: Irena, Three Sisters, Chekhov, Metanoia Theatre, Mechanics Institute Brunswick 2016 Director Greg Ulfan
Role: Ensemble cast, William Shakespeare, The Shakespeare Republic Web series 2016 Director: Sally McLean
Role: Caroline Gerrard, The Faithful Servant, The Street Theatre Canberra 2016 Director: Caroline Stacey
Role: Mrs Muller, Doubt (RL Productions), Chapel off Chapel 2015 Director: Stephen Wheat
Role: Lyndsey, Jumpy (Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Compay) 2015 Director: Pamela Rabe
Role: Performer Pigeons (Melbourne Theatre Company/Multicultural Arts Victoria Inc) 2015 Director: Nadja Kostich
Role: Glenna, Bobby Gould in Hell (Metanoia Theatre 2014 Director: Gorkem Acroglu
Role: Amina Belleville (Red Stitch Theatre) 2014 Director: Denny Lawrence
Role: Michelle Arden V Arden (Hayloft Project) 2013, Director: Benedict Hardie
Role: Performer and Devisor Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe (Belvoir and Riverside Theatre 2013), Director: Ros Horin
PROMPTER ((Hydra Poesis which questioned the ethics and conflicts of today’s media environment, journalism practice and digital culture (Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall)) 2013.

Theatre Credits in Education:
Anthony and Cleopatra (Eagle’s Nest) 2014, 2013
Black White Mask Interactive (Flemington Theatre Group) 2013, 2014.

Theatre Credits as a Director:
Iago co-director Dave Kelman (Western Edge Youth Arts) 2014, 2015
Billy Possible written by Neil Cole co-director Emma Buckley (Mechanics Institute Brunswick) 2014
Fate co-director Dave Nyugen (Arts Centre Melbourne, Massive Hip Hop Choir, Flemington Theatre Group and Western Edge Ensemble) 2014

Film/TV Credits:
Neighbours (Channel 10) 2009
Winners and Losers (Channel Seven) 2013
Arrivals (VCA Graduate Short Film) 2013
Home (Charles Williams) 2015

Producer Credits:
Africa’s Got Talent (Africa Day Australia) 2013, 2014
Zamunda (Flemington Theatre Group) as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014
Speak Easy Against Violence Towards Women (Mechanics Institute Brunswick) 2014

Radio/Pod Casts:
Reading of Reflections, New Poetry By African Women (ABC) 2014

Poetry Credits:
Tariro was an Australian Poetry Slam National Finalist (2010)
Tariro was an Australian Poetry Slam State Finalist (2009)

Published Works
Tariro published her first article’ Dangers of a Single Story’, Overland Magazine 2012.

Best Film (Home) Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival (2015)
Best Actress (Arrivals) 19th NYC PictureStart Film Festival (2015)
Green Room Awards Panelist- Main stage Theatre (2013, 2014)
Tariro was a Melbourne Theatre Company/Multicultural Arts Victoria Ambassador (2013, 2014, 2015)
Tariro completed her VCA Professional Pathways scholarship as artistic associate at Metanoia Theatre in Bruswick (2014)
Tariro was the Irene Mitchell Award Recipient at the VCA (2011)

Bachelor of Dramatic Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne 2011
Meisner Technique, Wendy Ward (NYC) 2013, 2014
Howard Fine Scene Study Master class 2014
Movement based Expressive Arts Training, Tamalpa Institute (California USA) 2015, 2016
Motion Theatre, Nina Wise, (California USA) 2015, 2016