SHE-NANIGANS THE SHOW COMES TO MELBOURNE FRINGE

A comedy show about moving from Zimbabwe to Australia and having to find your voice again

Get ready to take a deep dive into Chido Mwat’s mind. She crossed the globe to study to be a doctor onlyto find her expectations did not match reality, and with it came the silencing of her voice. But not anymore. Chido has found the strength to stop taking people’s “shenanigans” and finally speak out.

After a successful run at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF), Chido once again brings together sketch, storytelling, music, dance, drag and her special brand of black girl magic revamped in ‘She-Nanigans The Show.’

Supported by a hand-picked cast of actors and improvisers Chido brings her tale to life. By utilising the power of sharing stories Chido hopes to inspire and encourage a community of support around womxn finding their voices. Selected to be part of the Fringe Festival Hub this show is geared to be a celebration of Chido finding her voice. This quirky, multi-genre comedy is directed by Hayley Tantau (2018 Moosehead Winner).

Chido Mwat moved to Australia in 2015. She studied improvisation and sketch comedy at The Improv Conspiracy Theatre. This year she was featured in Refinery 29’s ‘Seventeen Emerging Female & Gender-Diverse Comics’ and was selected to be part of The Melbourne Theatre Company ‘First Stage’ Program. Chido was a finalist in the North Melbourne Comedy Competition (2018) and has featured in line-up shows like Best of Africa at the MICF, Ethnic City and The Cocoa Butter Club. Her film credits include writer and director on the comedy short ‘For Becky’ featured on SBS (2021). She has also directed and produced online content for the Department of Family, Fairness and Housing. When Chido is not being creative she works as a doctor in regional/rural Victoria. Her research focusing on CALD communities has been published in various journals.

SHE-NANIGANS THE SHOW
Dates
: 15th – 23rd of October (No Show Mondays)
Times: 6PM (5pm on Sundays). Run time: 55min
Venue: Festival Hub: Trades Hall – Evatt Room, Cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton
Tickets: $22 – $25
Accessibility: The venue is wheelchair accessible
For media enquiries contact: Chido Mwat on chido.mwaturura@gmail.com


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