Until the Lion learns to speak, the tale of the hunt will glorify the Hunter.” Director Roberta Levitow opens up about the groundbreaking theater artist and teacher, Rose Mbowa, also known as Mother Uganda. Rose Mbowa risked her personal safety to defend freedom of speech during Idi Amin’s reign, creating programs to empower local African artists and their communities. Mbowa’s art and teachings inspired the whole African continent and beyond, proof that one voice speaking truth in a time of darkness can make a difference.

ROBERTA LEVITOW ON ROSE MBOWA: “Until the Lion learns to speak, the tale of the hunt will glorify the Hunter.” Director Roberta Levitow opens up about the groundbreaking theater artist and teacher, Rose Mbowa, also known as Mother Uganda. Rose Mbowa risked her personal safety to defend freedom of speech during Idi Amin’s reign, creating programs to empower local African artists and their communities. Mbowa’s art and teachings inspired the whole African continent and beyond, proof that one voice speaking truth in a time of darkness can make a difference.

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Roberta Levitow

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR

Roberta Levitow is a producer, director, dramaturg, writer and teacher; presently the Senior Program Associate/International for the Sundance Institute Theatre Program and the Co-Founder and Director of Theatre Without Borders; and formerly a Fulbright Specialist in Hong Kong, Romania and Uganda.

Rose Mbowa

DRAMATIST, “MOTHER UGANDA”

Rose Mbowa risked her personal safety to defend freedom of speech in Uganda during Idi Amin’s reign, creating programs to empower local African artists and their communities. Mbowa’s inspirational art and teachings are proof that one voice speaking truth in a time of darkness can make a difference.