Alumna Judith Adong (MFA '15) was selected as one of the twenty-one of the TED Global Fellows 2017. Ugandan director and playwright Adong creates art that promotes social change and provokes dialogue on issues from LGBTQ rights to war crimes. She is also the artistic director of Silent Voices Uganda, a not-for-profit performing arts organization. As a Fellow, Adong will deliver a talk at TED Global this August in Tanzania.
Adong attended Temple University, under the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship in 2012 and graduated in 2015 with an MFA in Film and Media Arts. She is also alumna of Sundance Theater Lab, Royal Court Theatre International Playwrights Residency and Mira Nair’s Maisha Film Lab. She received her undergraduate degree from Makerere University, where she currently teaches courses in creative writing, directing and producing.
Silent Voices develops and produces theatrical works, plays, films, and television and radio dramas, with a focus on critical thinking social change stories that give voice, provoke and promote meaningful dialogues on issues affecting underrepresented groups.