Princess Grace Award
Theater Fellowship, 2019
Alliance Theatre Company
Gant Gaither Theater Honor


Originally from Zimbabwe, Tinashe Kajese-Bolden is an Award Winning Director, Actor and Educator. Recently named the BOLD Women’s Leadership Circle Artistic Director Fellow for the Alliance Theater season 2019-2020, she is driven to create stories that celebrate our differences while building community.  As a Director, some of her recent work includes Native Gardens at Virginia Center Stage,  Nick’s Flamingo Grill (World Premiere) at the Alliance Theater, Eclipsed at Synchronicity Theater (Best Director, Suzi Bass Award); Graveyard Shift (finalist for the Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition). Up next she will be directing 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. As an actor she has worked on and off Broadway and at numerous regional theaters. Some memorable TV/Film appearances include the NAACP Image Award Winning mini-series “The Bobby Brown Story”; with Oprah Winfrey in the HBO film “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks”, a recurring role in “Valor” (The CW),” The Inspectors” (CBS “Killing Reagan” (TV Film),”Outcast”(Cinemax),Powers” (Sony), “Greenleaf” (OWN),“Born Again Virgin” (TV ONE),Enlightened” (HBO), “Cold Case”, (CBS). Tinashe is currently based in Atlanta, GA