Thato R. Mwosa is an award-winning illustrator, screenwriter, playwright, and filmmaker. Her films have been broadcast nationally and internationally. Her first feature film, Memoirs of a Black Girl, premiered at the 2021 Boston Globe’s Black History Month Film Festival and it won Best Feature Film award at the 2021 Hamilton Black Film Festival and the 2021 the Roxbury International Film Festival (RIFF). Additionally, Thato won Best Feature Director at the 2021 Hamilton Film Festival.
In 2021, Thato was selected for Company One’s Playlab Circuit Volt Playwriting Lab. Her plays have been produced by Scribe Stages in Los Angeles and Company One in Boston. She was a finalist for the 2019 Mass Cultural Art Fellowship in the Dramatic Writing category. Thato's latest script, A Blue Dawn, is a quarter-finalist for The Academy Nicholl Fellowship and a semi-finalist for the 2021 Writer Lab NY.
Thato's artwork has been featured at the Wortiz Gallery, Dudley Cafe and The Amory. She was twice selected as the artist of the month for the Milton Public Library's Wortiz Gallery. Thato launched an African trivia card game SAWA Trivia in 2020. In the summer of 2021 she released her first book, 14 African Women Who Made History.
Thato has a dual degree in TV/Film Production and Marketing/Advertising Communications from Emerson College and an MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen from Lesley University. She is currently a film instructor at Brookline High School in Brookline and a Visual and Media Arts instructor at Emerson College.