Irene Sanga is an all round performing artist. Her talent emerged when she started working with Parapanda Theatre Lab in Tanzania, a well known theatre organization in East Africa. Irene worked with Parapanda for six years; started as a theater player, later she became Artistic Director.
Irene Sanga has been running workshops for 3 years to train Americans who volunteered in the fields of health and environment, how to use community theatre as a tool for education (a project from Peace Corps).
On filming business she also was producing a film called Kolelo, about an old legend in the 19th century around the mountain Kolelo; she was the script writer of the film called Chaguo (Choice), a film about making your choice to have only one lover, as a HIV-preventing tool (Femina Tanzania, being funded by Soul City from South Africa); she was the director of Crying Silence under MFDI Being funded by the Ministry of Health, which was showing the effects of the abuse of women.
Is the among of writers of the TEAM TV series, among of the writers for children TV showes called Kilimani sesame a writer for film called Mikono Salama, Chungu cha tatu and won as best script 2015, a writer for Kutakapo kucha film won at ZIFF (2016), a writer and director for 100 Radio episodes about children abuse funded by UNICEF Tanzania (2018-2020), a writer for Wamoja Radio drama funded by USAIDS (2016), a Writer Temboni Radio Drama about Elephants poaching in Tanzania (2014).
Irene Sanga is a stage director for so many plays just mentioned few, King Oedipus performed at Bagamoyo International Festival, Idiot King, Juliana, Mrs Lucy goes to Africa, Samaki wa dhahabu.
Irene Sanga re-direct Africa kills her sun by Ken Salo Wiwa performed at KIFF. She attended a lot of workshop At Kenya, Uganda , Zanzibar(ZIFF) Utah/Baff with Sundance Institute, South Africa, e.c.t, attended festival like Mundial at Holland, Ziff, Kiff, South Africa, Zambia ect.
Currently Irene works with youths; especially street children and children from underprivileged background. Her goal is to encourage and develop these young people’s talents, and support them to consider taking up theatre as a profession.
Irene is a singer, dancer, story teller, poet, play wright, director for Tv / Radio and stage. She has been in the field of performing arts for more than 15 years.
Irene Sanga graduate at Open University of Tanzania/Bachelor of Art and Social Work.