Chiedza Chinhanu

  • Applied Theatre Practitioner & Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • University of Cape Town, Arts, Humanities


Chiedza holds an MA in Applied Theatre and Drama from the University of Cape Town, where she studied on a Canon Collins Scholarship. In 2013 she was awarded a BA Hons in Theatre Arts from the University of Zimbabwe. She currently works as a Prison Theatre Practitioner in Chikurubi Prison in Zimbabwe, where she uses theatre and drama as a mediation between prisoners and society so that there is a smooth reintegration into society. Chiedza’s focus is on exploring the potentials of theatre in creating dialogic encounters and civic engagement in realizing and fostering the citizenship of prisoners.

Greatest Achievement

Initiating prison theatre in Zimbabwe

Professional Interests

Advancing the rights of prisoners through theatre