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Alirio Zavarce

Alirio Zavarce /Director, Writer, Performer & Musician

Alirio was born in Caracas, Venezuela and migrated to Australia in 1992. In 2000 he graduated from Flinders University Drama Centre. Over the last 14 years Alirio has performed at Malthouse Theatre, Windmill Theatre, State Theatre Company of South Australia and Sydney Theatre Company. He is a founding member of the Border Project and has performed in and co- created all of its productions.

Alirio has developed and directed projects for: Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, SYTE, Urban Myth, Multicultural Community Council of South Australia, Flinders University Drama Centre and the Community Arts Network.

For No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability, Alirio directed, wrote and performed Trapped (winner of the 2011 Fringe Peace Foundation Award) and Sons & Mothers (winner of the 2012 Fringe Award for Best Theatre Production, the Adelaide Festival Centre inSPACE: Development Award and the Adelaide Critics Circle Best in Fringe Award).

In 2013 Alirio wrote and performed The Book of Loco (winner of the 2013 Fringe Award for Best Theatre Production, Adelaide Festival Centre inSPACE: Development Award); and wrote and directed The Migration Project, which was presented as part of 2013 Come Out Festival. Alirio produced and directed Live From Channel 9 Studios, the newest interdisciplinary venue at the 2014 Adelaide Fringe, in which he created and performed The Chapel of Love and directed True North Youth Theatre Ensemble’s A Sense of Home (winner of the 2014 Fringe Peace Foundation Award). He just finished a season of  The Book of Loco at the Malthouse Theatre and performed the role of Geppetto in Windmill Theatre’s Pinocchio (Malthouse Theatre/Sydney Opera House/The New Victory Theatre, New York, 2015). 

Alirio is the Artistic Director of AJZ Productions and True North Youth Theatre Ensemble.