Tariro Mavondo

Fearless Voices Slam Poet

Tariro is a Melbourne/Naarm based artist who uses multiple disciplines to tell stories. Tariro sees art as a conversation and a dialogue her practice focuses on creativity as a facilitator of social change.

Tariro works as an actor on main stages with companies such as MTC (Jumpy), STC (Jumpy), Belvoir ( Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe), Bell Shakespeare (Players) and Red Stitch ( Belleville). 

Tariro also works on the Australian screen and has been an actor in an internationally award winning web-series, The Shakespeare Republic.

Tariro has directed theatre productions that have been seen at major venues like Malthouse (Caliban) and Arts Centre Melbourne (Fate).

Tariro trained at the VCA and graduated with a Bachelor of Dramatic Art and was awarded the Irene Mitchell Award for excellence.
She has since undertaken more training in California at Tamalpa Institute with legendary artist and teacher Anna Halprin, who created the Life Art Process and underwent training in South Africa at the University of SA (Decoloniality Studies). 

Tariro writes and performs poetry as well as facilitates poetry workshops around Australia.  Tariro also founded and produced Africa’s Got Talent Australia for three years and she considers it an achievement that they are still running today.

Liberty Victoria presents Fearless Voices at The Thornbury Theatre 2 pm on Sunday 1 October.

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