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Moreblessing Maturure

Moreblessing Maturure is a Zimbabwean/Australian inter-disciplinary artist, a TEDx Speaker, and the Founder and Creative Director of FOLK Magazine. Over her career, Moreblessing has garnered a great wealth of experience in a myriad of roles across stage, screen and literature.

As a writer, she utilises various forms of linguistic expression ranging from poetic, dramatic and analytical writing including select publications in Eureka Street, Djed Press. Her performance writing has been marked by various opportunities including long-form development with Playwriting Australia, Australian Theatre for Young People and Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) Parramatta. She recently completed her residency with Sydney Theatre Company as part of their inaugural Emerging Writers Group and is developing a new work alongside the award-winning online dramedy series Afro Sistahs with ICE.

Alongside her personal practice, Moreblessing engages in advocacy and consultancy work seeking to improve the state and nature of representation in Australia’s media and entertainment industries.
The award-nominated actor, is also a recent recipient of the Professional Excellence Award as an Interdisciplinary Artist and has been featured in Vogue Australia. She is a proud member of Actors Equity and MEAA’s Equity Diversity Committee.

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