FourSum is composed of seasoned theatre and film actors Mpaata Williamson Otako, Edwin Mukalazi, Felix Bbale Bwanika and Simon Kivumbi that have joined forces to give a new impulse to theatre, most especially comedy, in Uganda. The FourSum quartet recently raised the bars with the introduction of their quarterly Newspaper Theatre shows that bring current affairs as headlined by Ugandan newspapers into new life and dimensions, bringing them to the public in an artistic form, with physical and improvisation theatre techniques of acting.
All FourSum members have an impressive record. Mpaata Williamson Otako worked with Theatre Factory as an actor, writer and assistant creative director, was part of the Confluence of Rivers World Tour with the play “Ashes Blood Rivers”, worked on stage productions like “Cooking Oil” by Deborah Asiimwe as stage hand, “Mama Obama” by Pamela Acaye as an actor, “Crazy Storms” and “Pinocchio” by Philip Luswata as an actor, “The River and The Mountain” by Beau Hopkins as an actor, worked on various film productions, and has directed and worked street theatre. Edwin Mukalazi is a renowned theatre and TV personality who has featured extensively in leading TV productions such as NTV’s “Trick Stars”, “Katemba mu Kooti”. He has 8 years of stage and on screen performance under his belt. His recently played in “Cooking Oil” and “Maria Kizito by Erik Ehn. Bwanika Baale Felix, originally a plumber, decided to pursue his dream in the arts. He has worked on a range of theatre and film projects, including “The Pardon”, “Katemba mu Kooti” and “Pinocchio”. Also Simon Kivumbi has worked on various theatre and film projects, including “Strength of a Stranger” by Mariam Ndagire, “Trick Stars”, “The Pardon”, “Crazy Storms”, and “Pinocchio”.