What’s your favorite book?
Maya Angelou’s I know why the caged Bird Sings
Favorite line from a play:
“When the madness of an entire nation disturbs a solitary mind, it is not enough to say the man is mad.” Betrayal in the City: Francis Imbuga
What’s your pop culture guilty pleasure?
I enjoy watching the episodes of “Army Wives”….endlessly 😉
What play or production changed your life?
The musical – Sarafina!
Is there anything you still dream of doing?
Learning a new language.
I feel most like myself when I ….
This keeps changing, but for now, it would be when I am with my brilliant, funny 5-year-old nephew who is not afraid of asking me any questions that come to his mind.
Where do you look for inspiration?
Landscapes. Sitting by a water body. Silences.
What is your best escape?
Reading gossip columns
What’s the one thing nobody knows about you?
I can’t ride a bike and I am terribly embarrassed about it.
Deborah Asiimwe is a playwright, producer and performer from Uganda. Her numerous plays have received productions and readings in the US and East Africa. Asiimwe received her MFA in Writing for Performance from CalArts and was the overall winner of the 2010 BBC World Service African Performance playwriting competition.