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Zindzi Okenyo

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Soon after graduating from NIDA in 2006 Zindzi was cast in The Vertical Hour and The Crucible for Sydney Theatre Company and Scorched for Company B Belvoir. From 2009 to 2011 she was a member of the Residents Company at STC. In 2012 Zindzi toured Europe and USA with A History of Everything and began as a presenter on ABC’s Playschool. In 2013 Zindzi won a Best Female Performer Award for her role in STCSA’s Random.

She has performed for Griffin in Orange Thrower, Masquerade and The Girl in Tan Boots. For STC: Grand Horizons, The Golden Age, Boys will be Boys, A History of Everything, Money Shots, Before/After, Blood Wedding, The Comedy of Errors, The Oresteia, Vs Macbeth, The Crucible, The Mysteries: Genesis, The Vertical Hour.

For Melbourne Theatre Company: An Ideal Husband, Disgraced. Belvoir: Prize Fighter, La Traviata, Scorched. Bell Shakespeare: Much Ado about Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra. Ensemble: The Rasputin Affair, Good People. State Theatre Company of  South Australia: Random.  Darlinghurst: Gaybies. Theatre Ink: Angels in America.

Most recently Zindzi was Director of Orange Thrower at Griffin, Co-Director on Darlinghurst Theatre/Sydney Festival’s highly acclaimed Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner and Assistant Director on Death of a Salesman for Sydney Theatre Company. Zindzi is presently an Artistic Associate with Melbourne Theatre Company.

As well as Playschool, Zindzi’s television roles include Fisk Season 2, Wakefield, The Code, Hiding, Janet King, Harrow and Get Krack!n (ABC); Wonderland and Sisters (Network 10), Deadlock (Amazon) and The Jump (Fremantle /Stan). In feature films she has appeared in Abe Forsythe’s Little Monsters and Dean Murphy’s The Very Excellent Mr Dundee.

Zindzi also performs her own music under the name ‘OKENYO’.

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