An IntraHealth International Production
Hope Azeda is the founder and artistic director of Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company. Under her direction, the group collaboratively created Africa’s Hope, which was performed at the 10th anniversary commemoration of the Rwandan genocide. Hope’s work as a writer and director has taken her to many theaters and universities around the world. She has also been an artist in residence at the Institute for the Arts and Civic Dialogue in Cambridge Massachusetts, is an alumnus of Brown University International Advanced Research Institute, and a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. Hope is currently the curator of Ubumuntu Arts Festival. She was honored as a Laureate of the John P. McNulty prize in 2018, recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award from MAAFA, and is also the winner of the 2018/19 continental award for arts and culture honored by CEO Global.