Faculty member Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine recently received a Peabody Award nomination as a series regular on Showtime’s The Chi. He also received an Emmy nomination consideration in 2018 for his role. The Peabody Awards celebrate the most empowering and captivating stories released in 2018. The Chi is nominated in the entertainment category.
Set in Chicago, notorious for its recent sky-high crime rates, The Chi takes common misconceptions about the city and its residents and reveals a three-dimensional city full of people who are more than just stereotypes.
Mwine — who has experience in the fields of theatre, film, television and photography — can be seen on television in recurring roles on The Knick, Treme and Heroes, and on film in Blood Diamond and 40. He has appeared in productions at The Public Theater, The Steppenwolf Theatre, The Kennedy Center, The Lincoln Center and Center Theatre Group. His play Biro had its’ U.S. premiere at The Public Theater and has been produced around the world. He also directed the film Beware of Time, which won the best film award at the Berlin Black International Cinema Festival. His photography has been featured in Vanity Fair and in exhibits at the Mojo Gallery in Dubai, Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon, The United Nations.