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Donald Molosi

MOTSWANA: AFRICA, DREAM AGAIN

A dynamic meditation on African identity on the African continent.

TODAY IT'S ME

This play chronicles a slice in the life of Uganda’s biggest musical superstar of the 1980’s: his musicology and AIDS activism.

Donald Leungo Molosi is a is recognized as one of the finest and most influential artists in Botswana. He is an official Ambassador for Brand Botswana and the youngest-ever recipient of the Khama Brilliant Spirit Award (2003), a prestigious Presidential award, for his contribution to the arts in Botswana. In that capacity he has had the privilege of being invited to perform his political one-man plays in front of many dignitaries including Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan and Bill Clinton. Molosi’s playwriting interests include the reconstruction of memory in the Postcolonial state as well as the utilization of artistic methodology for the production of theater scholarship. These themes run through his artistic work, most recent of which are Blue, Black and White (2010), Today It’s Me (2011) and MOTSWANA (2012) - three one-man shows that have all been shown off-Broadway in New York City. In 2011, he won both the coveted Best Actor Award and the Best Solo Award off-Broadway at the United Solo Festival, the world’s largest solo theater festival and the New York Times called his performance as being “inflamed with passion.” His Ugandan play Today It’s Me has since won the Robert Potter Playwriting Award from UCSB Theater Department. 

Molosi earned his BA in Political Economy and Theater from Williams College in Massachusetts. He later graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) with a graduate Diploma in Classical Acting and Performance. His 2010 play on the life and artistry of Ugandan musician-activist, Philly Lutaaya earned Molosi both the Ruth Scott Memorial Prize in Theater and the Florence H. Chandler Fellowship in Theater.