A first generation Ugandan - American, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine has been documenting the lives of Ugandans for
the past eighteen years through the mediums of photography, theatre and film. His most extensive documentation
on Uganda has been in the field of photography. His work has featured on HBO's television series Six Feet Under
and also exhibited at the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, The Latino Art Museum, The United Nations, Rush Arts Gallery and Museum Africa in Johannesburg to name a few. For further details on his photographic work please visit
Ntare received his Masters Degree of Fine Arts in Acting from New York University and completed studies at The Moscow Arts Theatre in Russia, The Royal National Theatre in London and The University of Virginia. His first effort as a playwright is Biro, a multi-media solo performance piece, which held its World Premiere at Uganda's National Theater in January 2003. The play subsequently premiered in London, then in New York at The Public Theater where it made The New York Times critics pick list. On May 2, 2004, a 30 minute version of the play was broadcast throughout Africa by the BBC African Services. At the invitation of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and Jeffrey Sachs of the Earth Institute, Biro was performed at the 2004 African Union summit meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to an audience that included UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as well thirty African Heads of State. The play premiered at The Market Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa in September 2004 and then toured through Durban and Mafikeng. Ntare's other acting credits include leading roles at The Steppenwolf Theatre, The Kennedy Center, The Lincoln Center, ACT, The Long Wharf Theatre and the National Tour of Six Degrees of Separation for which he received an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Actor. TV credits include ER, CSI and Law & Order.
Ntare's first effort as filmmaker is a documentary entitled Beware Of Time, which exposes the lives of HIV positive Ugandans, and the crimes of a brutal war ravaging northern Uganda. The film received its first broadcast in Uganda and subsequently screened at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles and the Black International Cinema in Berlin where it was selected as Best film on matters relating to Marginalized People.
Ntare began working with rural based theatre artists in South Africa in 1996 on a grant from the William & Eva Fox Foundation. Inspired to collaborate with other African artists he turned to his native homeland of Uganda, where he delved into the use of theatre for development. Following a grant from the United States Agency for International Development and The Aids Integrated Model, Ntare designed and implemented a practical training program for theatre artists engaged in HIV/AIDS advocacy. Entitled See the Tree in the Seed the program sets out to restore hope and improve the quality of life of individuals infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
|p r e s s||e v e n t s||f i l m||h o m e|
|a d v o c a c y||c o n t a c t||a r t i s t||p l a y||p h o t o g r a p h y|