10 Things You Didn’t Know About Witness Tavarwisa

Tavarwisa is a versatile storyteller who has fused his theatre knowledge with new media. He has over the years used his skills in telling positive stories using mobile phones. In whatever he does he is driven by passion.

Witness with the cool crooners
Witness with the cool crooners

Bambelela Arts Ensemble is one of the most popular theatre groups from Zimbabwe. The talented outfit based in Bulawayo turns 25 in 2017.

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As B.A.E turns silver jubilee and as we get ready for the massive celebrations in June, we decided to give you 10 things you didn’t know about one of the individuals who have made the ensemble from Matshobana Township what it is today.

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Tavarwisa is a versatile storyteller who has fused his theatre knowledge with new media. He has over the years used his skills in telling positive stories using mobile phones. In whatever he does he is driven by passion.

 

Bambelela  Arts Ensemble Picture by Witness Tavarwisa
Bambelela Arts Ensemble Picture by Witness Tavarwisa

He has trained  a photographer, and has managed to capture some of the ensembles magical stage moments. Let’s get to know 10 things we didn’t know about the dreadlocked and dedicated theatre director Witness Tavariswa better known as (TV)

Witness Tavarwisa
Witness Tavarwisa

1. Shona by origin, Ndebele by upbringing and muntu/munhu by nature.

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2. Born second in a family of five(3 boys and 2 girls).

3.Started acting at Sunday School drama club at the age of 7  (and won best actor)
Witness with the cool crooners
Witness with the cool crooners
4. He doesn’t drink alcohol or smoke.
5. He has always dreamnt of being a Soldier.
6. He is the longest serving director of a Theatre outfit Bambelela Arts Ensemble.
Witness with Thabani Moyo and Nkue Nkala at a Event recently Picture by @MgciniNyoni
Witness with Thabani Moyo and Nkue Nkala at a Event recently Picture by @MgciniNyoni
7. He is a human Rights Activist/ Defender for more than two decades.
8. He trained as a Citizen Journalist and has passion in Community Development.
9. Born in this month of Love (February)
Witness Tavarwisa and Vusi Afrika
Witness Tavarwisa and Vusi Afrika
10. Performed in 98% of the schools in Bulawayo if not All between 1995 and 1998..