Freddy Sabimbona (Burundi), actor, director, producer – as well as the founding Director of the satirical comedy group Troupe Lampyre – was born in Washington DC in 1982, Freddy studied at the Lumière University Faculty of Law before turning to a career in the performing arts. He started directing in 2007 with a play entitled “Le retour d’un jeune homme responsable qui s’abstient” de Patrice Faye after working for five years as an actor in Bujumbura, Burundi. Since founding Troupe Lampyre, he has participated in numerous international festivals and various programs focused on resolving ethnic conflict, including travels in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, L’Ile de La Réunion and France. In July 2011, he directed Mr. President, a play which talks about politics in Burundi from 1988 until 1993.
In 2012, he worked on “Dechirement” an autobiographical theater piece of Antoine Kaburahe that chronicles the sad events of 1972 in Burundi. He recently acted in two short films “ Le sixieme commandement” De Francine Munyana et “ Welcome Home” de Joseph Ndayisenga.