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TASH MITAMBO

Tash is an actor, writer, director, and producer.

He first ventured into the entertainment scene in 1999 under the wings of the KARUKENYA brothers who co-owned True North Safaris.

The brothers included a retired army officer known as Karukenya and “TIGER POWER” known as Mr Kenya for his exhibitions of extraordinary strength. Tiger was known as a magician and man of great powers and Tash was one of his assistants. Shows at True North were usually at the Arena of Jamhuri Park, the annual venue for the then Nairobi show.

Later, Karukenya Entertainment run by the retired army officer Njue Karukenya ventured into production of theatre performances for schools. Tash did his first major show as Kaija, a young boy in John Ruganda’s play, The Burdens. This was the beginning of a career in theatre as Karukenya entertainment travelled widely performing for schools all over the country. Training by Mr Karukenya was the foundation as he insisted on quality and discipline.

Tash later offered his services as a performer for various groups including Pambazuka Arts, Jicho four productions,Mwangaza productions, Visions Theatre academy, and Fanaka arts among others.

At the same period, Tash was heavily involved in community theatre where he was a writer,director and performer for the various shows.

In 2007, Tash moved from performing for schools to performing public shows with his home now becoming Heartstrings Kenya. It is under the directorship of Victor Ber and Sammy Mwangi that Tas honed his skills in writing and acting content for general public consumption. During this time Tash also got an opportunity to receive instructions from James Ward, a great thespian then working from Braeburn School.

Tash later received intensive training in production under Keith Pearson of The Theatre Company. He received more training in theatre at Phoenix Theatre under George Mungai. He has also worked for Festival of Creative  arts as an actor.
His major role in acting for TV was under Neil Schell in Higher Learning , a drama set in Nairobi University that used to air on NTV. Under the same director, he also acted in Saints, a medical drama. He was a TV host for Haiyaiya, an award-winning TV program on Inooro TV.

He was also the head writer for Mburuguto, Njuka Kahora, and Gaterina that air on Inooro TV.

In 2012 Tash ventured into the world of directing fully by directing his first public show at Fanaka arts. Since then he wrote, conceptualized or adapted shows that became hits with Nairobians.

From August 2015, Tash set up Renegade Ventures and started producing plays that have travelled outside Nairobi in his quest to take theatre to the people.

Among his other achievements, Tash was a content director and writer for season 2 of Churchill Live, a popular stand up comedy show on NTV.

After Churchill Live, Tash partnered with Bob Nyanja to produce Visanga, a Kenyan sitcom in 8 languages. It has since aired on NTV and Maisha Magic East.

Tash also wrote and produced two documentaries commissioned by Cinematic Solutions for China TV series, Faces Of Africa. These are, BEATS OF HOPE (https://youtu.be/sRWIGLa5JXA) and LEGACY OF A TAEKWONDO MASTER (click here to view the video).

He is also a voice artist having voiced may TV and Radio commercials. He has also worked as an independent producer for Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, KICD previously known as KICD. He has voiced over 30 documentaries for discovery channel and has been constantly featured in Learning by Ear series by Deutschwelle TV.
A languages and books enthusiast, Tash is a member of Kenya Actors Guild (KAG), Kenya Scriptwriters Guild (KSG) , Theatre Arts Practitioners Society (TAPS) and The Arts Society of Kenya (TASK).

Date

22 January 2015

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Actor

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