28 May Esteri Tebandeke
Esteri Tebandeke is an actress, dancer, storyteller, creative producer and visual artist. She has been an actress since 2008 performing in a variety of theatre and film productions in Uganda and around the world.
Her most notable film work was on the Walt Disney Studios production, Queen of Katwe, starring Academy Award winning actress Lupita Ny’ongo and David Oyelowo.
Theatre projects have included Conversations with my Mother, which was her first solo performance; Maria Kizito, a play written by Brown University professor, Erik Ehn about the trial of nuns who facilitated the massacre of Tutsis during the Rwandan genocide. She was the lead actress in Cooking Oil, a play by award winning playwright Asiimwe Deborah, which was performed in Uganda and the United States of America.
Other theatre roles have included a mentally disturbed psychiatrist in the French/ Ugandan production of The Body of a Woman as a Battlefield in the Bosnian War as well as a frustrated wife in The Marriage Chronicles (2015)
Together, Esteri and her husband Samuel are the brains behind Six Guys Productions (a PageSix Management company), an audio-visual production company that is developing a slate of projects in film and television that address characters and stories from the African continent.
Bragging Rights, a lifestyle television show is in post-production and Kahawa Black, which Esteri is developing, producing and starring in is a feature film slated to go into production in Oct 2019 are some of the projects that are on the books for her.