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Tatenda Shamiso (Theatre Writing, 2024)SETTLERS. Photo Mars Obonyo

Tatenda Shamiso

Shortlisted in 2024 for Theatre Writing

Tatenda Shamiso is a London-based writer, director, theatre-maker and musician with origins from Zimbabwe, Belgium, the United States and Switzerland. Tatenda’s writing was most recently performed at the Royal Court Theatre, where NO I.D. transferred for a limited three-week run. He has also written, directed and performed in productions at the National Theatre, Young Vic Theatre, Almeida Theatre, and a variety of fringe spaces throughout the UK. Tatenda is currently working on two new plays and developing a television adaptation of his solo show. Tatenda trained at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is a guest lecturer in the Theatre and Performance Department. He recently won the Emerging Talent Award at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2023 for his performance in NO I.D.