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Amarachi Okorom

About

Amarachi Okorom is an Igbo Nigerian-born actor, spoken word poet and playwright who grew up in Auckland and is now based in Naarm/Melbourne.

Amarachi joined Western Edge in 2017, performing in Caliban as part of the Edge Ensemble. Her recent acting credits include Future Echoes: Edge Ensemble at the Arts Centre Melbourne, The Watching with Western Edge, Seers (Playlist Live), the audio play Watching (Red Stitch), A Disorganised Zoom Reading of Contagion, The Human Voice, Burning Love (Playlist Live) and This (RISING). She also appeared on ABC Melbourne as part of the Homespun storytelling gala.

As a critically acclaimed emerging playwright, Amarachi was shortlisted for the Griffin Award, 2021. In 2021, she was also selected for Melbourne Theatre Company’s First Stage program, Australian Theatre for Young People’s National Studio program, and Malthouse Theatre’s Besen Writers Group. She is currently a participating writer in Theatre Works’ She Writes Collective.

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