Dr. Mercy Mirembe Ntangaare is an Associate Professor of Drama/Theatre, a playwright and folklorist. She teaches Drama, Theatre Marketing and Folklore (Cultural Identity studies) at the Performing Arts and Film Department, Makerere University, Kampala, where she is former Head of Department (2002-2009). She has been Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Arts (2010-2011).
Mercy is co-author of Dustbin Nations (2000) and The Chief of Shumankuzi (2002), two children’s plays that decry war and corruption in post-independent Africa. Her other plays, Lady, Will You Marry Me? (2002); The Rat Trap and Other Plays (2007), which is an anthology of five plays; Rhythms of Life (2009), which is an audio/talking play; and Semitego, The Famous Hunter (2011) discuss socio-economic and political issues.