Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2019

Fri, 3 May -
16:00 to 17:30

Parallel Session 15

Meaza Worku

Playwright

She is a playwright, essayist, and one of a very few Ethiopian women writers. She studied Theatre Arts at the University of Addis Ababa and went on to launch a career in acting and directing. Aquarachu/The short cut/ (2002) was her first drama directing on television, and Yekirbruk/short-sighted/ (2003) was her first television play. She then joined Fana Broadcasting Agency to work as a radio journalist and entertainment program producer. Zinegnochu /Celebrities (2011), her first stage play, has been on show at the Addis Ababa Culture & Theatre Hall since April 2012. In 2011 she wrote her second play Desperate to Fight, which was selected for development by the Sundance Institute East African Theatre program. The play was selected for the Women Playwrights’ International Conference, held in Stockholm in August 2012. With the help of grants received from Sundance Institute, the play was staged in Ethiopia in Amharic & English.