Alirio Zavarce Performer & Co-creator
Alirio was born in Caracas, Venezuela and migrated to Australia in 1992. In 2000 Alirio graduated from the Flinders University Drama Centre.
He is a founding member of The Border Project and has co-created and performed in all of the company's work including ‘Medea Material’, ‘Please Go Hop!’ ‘Highway Rock & Roll Disaster’, ‘Trouble on Planet Earth’, ‘Disappearance’, ‘Vs Macbeth’, ‘Escape from Peligro Island’, ‘I, Animal‘ and ‘I Am Not An Animal’.
Over the last 12 years Alirio has numerous performance credits with: Windmill, Brink Productions, The Yashchin Ensemble, Parallelo, State Opera/ Leigh Warren & Dancers, State Theatre Company of SA, Sydney Theatre Company and The Malthouse.
His performances for Windmill include ‘Boom Bah’, ‘Wizard of Oz’, ‘Escape from Peligro Island’ and ‘Pinocchio’. His film work includes ‘Look Both Ways’, The ‘Marriage of Figaro’ and ‘L’ Artiste’.
In 2011 Alirio directed, wrote and performed ‘Trapped’ for the Adelaide Fringe. He collaborated and performed in the development and reading of ‘Blood Wedding’ at the Malthouse Theatre and performed in The Border Project's ‘Half Real’ in the Melbourne Festival. Alirio played the role the Narrator in ‘Maria de Buenos Aires’ with Leigh Warren and SA Opera that also featured in the Brisbane Festival. In 2012 Alirio directed, wrote and performed ‘Sons & Mothers’ for the Adelaide Fringe.
His awards include Adelaide Critics Circle Emerging Artist Award 2001 for his performance in ‘Fronteras Americanas’. Helpmann Academy Foundation Front Award 2006. Fringe Graham Smith Peace Trust Award 2011 for ‘Trapped’. Fringe Best Theatre Production, Adelaide Festival Centre inSPACE:development Award and The Adelaide Critics Circle Best in Fringe Award 2012 for ‘Sons & Mothers’
Alirio is also currently writing and developing "The Book of Loco".