Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu
Stratford debut: Assistant director of The Best Brothers. Elsewhere: Dancing to a White Boy Song, Keen (SummerWorks); The Engagement, Softown (African Theatre Ensemble); The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (Canadian Stage Festival of Ideas and Creation); Toast, Byrd Bath (Obsidian Theatre, Mussorgsky project). Assistant-directing credits include Another Africa/The African Trilogy (Volcano/Canadian Stage/Luminato); Until We Say Yes (Volcano); Rock ’n’ Roll and It’s a Wonderful Life (Canadian Stage); The Turn of the Screw (DVxT Theatre); Late/Black Medea (Obsidian Theatre). Training: York University Theatre (directing focus); Canadian Stage BASH Directors Program; apprentice director, Obsidian Theatre, 2008-09 season; BSc Human Biology, University of Toronto. Awards: 2011 Mallory Gilbert Protégé Award. Website: www.ifttheatre.com. Et cetera: Mumbi is also the Artistic and Founding Director of IFT Theatre, a Toronto-based experimental theatre company.