Mararo Wangai

Perth, WA

I believe in the strength and importance of approaching subjects in an intimate and responsible manner. As a playwright I write not only what I want to see on stage, but also that which I fail to see.
Mararo Wangai

Mararo Wangai is a Kenyan-born writer, performer and media graduate, with a passionate interest in diverse forms of storytelling. His work avoids simplistic narratives, assesses society critically and strives to remains adaptive, organic and alive through its development and eventual encounter with an audience.

Attracted to stories that deal with issues of humanity, Mararo challenges himself to wade far from his comfort zone and produce material that confronts, caresses and sometimes punishes an audience.

Recently short-listed for the Patrick White Award 2018, Sydney Theatre Company as well as 2018 Next Stage Writer’s Program Residency at Melbourne Theatre Company, Mararo just received support from the WA Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to start working on his first project, Black Brass, produced by Performing Lines WA.


Nominated for Best Supporting Male Actor, The Advisors – 2017 Performing Arts WA Awards
Nominated for Best Supporting Male Actor, Improvement Club – 2018 Performing Arts WA Awards

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We extend those respects to all First Nations peoples on whose lands we travel and perform.

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