Mumbi Tindyebwa is a Kenyan-Ugandan-Canadian Theatre creator and Director raised in Kenya and Victoria, BC and now based in Toronto. Mumbi is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Dora Nominated company IFT (Its A Freedom Thing) Theatre and the 2015 recipient of the Pauline McGibbon Award for Directing. Mumbi has also been nominated for the John Hirsch Award for Directing and been the recipient of the Mallory Gilbert Leadership Protégé Award. Mumbi is also an alumnus of the distinguished Michael Langham Workshop in Classical Direction at Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Her most popular work includes Oraltorio: A Theatrical Mixtape (Riser Project/MotionLive Collective/IFT Theatre), Nightmare Dream (IFT Theatre, Dora Nomination), Just Me You and The Silence (World Pride, Buddies in Bad Times), Because I Love You (IFT Theatre/TD Then and Now Festival). Other work includes directing and assistant directing projects for the Stratford Festival, Canadian Stage, and Obsidian Theatre. Most recently, Mumbi was the 2015 Co-Director for the Artist Mentoring Youth (AMY) Project and artist in residence at University of Toronto. Mumbi will be a member of the 2016-2018 Soulpepper Academy.
For Volcano, Mumbi has served Associate Artistic Director, and worked as an assistant director on the six-country collaborative theatre project, The Africa Trilogy. She continues to be an artistic advisor for the company.