Tinashe Kajese-Bolden

Tinashe Kajese-Bolden (Co-Director), originally from Zimbabwe, Tinashe was recently named the Artistic Director Fellow for the Alliance Theater season 2019-2020.  She is an award winning Director and Actor grateful for the opportunity to explore stories that help us connect more as a community.  As a Director, previous productions include Eclipsed at Synchronicity Theater (Best Director, Suzi Bass Award); Graveyard Shift (finalist for the Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition); Atlanta 24 Hour Play event with Working Title Playwrites; In The Continuum at Clark Atlanta University, and Blood On A Cat’s Neck at Armory Theater. She will next be directing Native Gardens at Virginia Center Stage, Ghost by Idris Goodwin at the Alliance Theater, School Girls(Or the African Mean Girls) at Kenny Leon’s True Colors and the Pulitzer Prize winning play Sweat by Lynn Nottage on the new Coca-Cola Stage at the Alliance Theater, to name a few.  As an actor, her Alliance Theater credits include Hospice + Pointing at the Moon, Shakespeare In Love, Disgraced, Blues For an Alabama Sky; in October 2019, she remounted her role of Shelly in the Kenny Leon directed production of DOT by Coleman Domingo for its Off-Broadway run. Other Kenny Leon’s True Colors productions include Detroit ’67 and Proof.  She has worked on and off Broadway and at numerous regional theaters. Some memorable TV/Film appearances include the NAACP Image Award nominated mini-series “The Bobby Brown Story”; “Valor” (The CW),” The Inspectors” (CBS),“The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks” (HBO), “Killing Reagan” (TV Film),”Outcast”(Cinemax),Powers” (Sony), “Greenleaf” (OWN),“Born Again Virgin” (TV ONE),Enlightened” (HBO), “Cold Case”, (CBS). My eternal gratitude and love to my husband, my partner, Keith, for always pushing me to never give up! To my precious boys for giving me a reason to always stand in truth, and my Mom for helping us reach for the stars. THIS IS FOR OUR BROWN BOYS LOOKING FOR A SAFE LANDING.