Dorcy Rugamba

Actor, playwright, and director Dorcy Rugamba moved Rwanda with his show about the 1994 genocide. Having studied the performing arts at his father’s Ballets Amasimbi n'Amakombe, he has since produced a multiform body of work which explores mass violence and resilience. In 2001, he founded the Urwintore collective, which aims to produce Rwandan artists at the local and international level. In 2012, he founded the Rwanda Arts Initiative centre in Kigali, then the publishing house Moyo in 2019, which publishes books in African languages.

Portrait of Dorcy Rugamba © DR