Tafara Nyatsanza’s Story
Shiloah Christian School Old Boy
My name is Tafara Nyatsanza. I am a Zimbabwean-born 24-year-old actor based in Cape Town.
When I was in high school at Shiloah Christian School, I participated in the SSFSA in the year 2014. I played Petruchio, in “The Taming of the Shrew”, and Kseniya told me that night that she would never forget my performance. Indeed she didn’t. In 2016, after my matric, Kseniya introduced me to Nicholas Ellenbogen, which led to me getting my first job ever, working as a stage manager at Ellenbogen’s Rosebank Theatre. After the Rosebank Theatre, I started studying Theatre and Performance (specializing in Theatre-Making) at UCT.
Since then I have grown as an individual artist with my own distinguished creative ideas, and an acting agent. I have also won multiple awards for acting, including the most recent Fleur du Cap Theatre Award for “Best Performer in a Solo Play” for my performance in “SCOTT”. In addition to acting, my artistry also includes songwriting, scriptwriting, directing, dancing, drawing and painting.
I am grateful to the SSFSA for recognizing the talent in me during my high school days. Coming from Tiya village in Chimanimani in Zimbabwe, I am humbled to have been aided by the SSFSA through my artistic journey.