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Amarachi Okorom


Amarachi Okorom is a Nigerian born, Igbo actor, spoken word poet and emerging playwright. She grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. In 2013 she moved to Melbourne, where she studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Technology. Her passion for creating art stems from high school and being genuinely interested with the idea of creating characters and being them. She spends most of her time working at the Wyndham City Libraries and being involved with Western Edge Youth Arts. 

Amarachi played Miranda in Caliban (2018) as part of the Edge Ensemble, and performed in Wyndham Edge’s TIG (2018). She has performed her original spoken word pieces at various events across Melbourne in 2018. Amarachi has also worked as a Support Artist at Victoria University Secondary College, St Albans Edge and Wyndham Edge in 2018. In 2019, Amarachi worked with WEYA as a Support Artist for the SIGNAL program. She was a part of Lear with Skin of Our Teeth Productions in Geelong, Future Echoes: Edge Ensemble at the Arts Centre Melbourne and The Watching with Western Edge Youth Arts. She also participated in Playlist Live 2019 as a performer. In 2020 she was part of a radio play, WATCHING with Red Stitch and A Disorganised Zoom Reading of the script from Contagion by The People. In 2021 she was a participant of Darebin’s Let’s Take Over 2021. Amarachi performed in The Human Voice by Periscope Productions. She appeared on ABC Melbourne as part of the Homespun storytelling event. Amarachi hopes she can create art which is true to her and challenges the norm in mainstream media in Australia and hopefully around the world.