Hope Azeda

Hope was raised as a refugee in Uganda and returned to Rwanda after finishing her theatre studies at Makerere University. She is one of the leading figures in contemporary Rwandan theatre. As the founder and artistic director of Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company, a leading theatre company in Rwanda since 1997, the group collaboratively

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Samuel Kyagambidwa

Samuel has worked in several ranks as a playwright, actor, director, stage/radio and TV producer and manager both with Mashirika and Urunana DC as main employers. He studied music, dance and drama at Makerere University. In his position as production manager for Urunana DC he oversees all production activities, ensures that all production standards are

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Kurtis Dennison

Kurtis Dennison is the project coordinator at Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company and a research assistant on the Mobile Arts for Peace Project. Prior to working at Mashirika, Kurtis was a teacher trainer and supporter with the Peace Corps in Rwanda, and a community organizer and mentor with AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps Energy Express

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Simon Iyarwema

Simon has been an actor with Mashirika since 1998 and has been featured in over fifty productions. Simon acts as the production coordinator, and has many roles at Mashirika; with the company, he has toured to Germany, USA, UK, Kenya and other countries.

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Innocent Munyeshuri

Innocent has both a background in theatre education and theatre practice having studied at Kigali Institute of Education and worked actively as an independent artist with Mashirika on over twelve projects. Innocent helps organize the annual Ubumuntu Arts Festival, and is most active with the Itetero Radio Drama.

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