Chi Ife Okwumabua
Chiwuzo Ife Okwumabua (Chi Ife) proudly wears more than one crown for her talents on and off stage. She has worked as a show producer, production manager, composer, lyricist, and actress for various productions nationally and internationally. Chi recently was the production manager for Carnival Medea: A Bacchanal that traveled to the 2015 International Collegiate Festival at the Edinburgh Fringe. Chi was one of the producers of the Atlanta premier of Trey Anthony’s hit musical production, ‘da Kink in My Hair at the Cobb Energy. Chi also produced the US premiere of Dr. Zulu Sofola’s classic love story, Wedlock of the Gods at the Southwest Arts Center bringing authentic African Theatre to Atlanta. She was on the planning committee of Dance Africa Atlanta hosted by Giwayen Mata African Dance Company and worked with Georgia State University on the premier of the South African one woman show, Mother to Mother at the Africa Atlanta festival at the Balzer Theatre. Chi has a diploma in Theatre Studies from Atlanta’s famous Tri-Cities High school of Visual and Performing Arts. In 2002, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Georgia State University. In 2006, she had the wonderful opportunity to work as the Management Associate and Intern Program Coordinator for The Youth Ensemble of Atlanta (YEA) as a recipient of the Theatre Communications Group New Generations Program. She received a Master’s degree in Arts Administration from Savannah College of Art And Design (Atlanta) in March 2012. Ife is the Founder and Executive Director of Chi Ife Productions, LLC, a multi-purpose production company that creates theatrical and educational productions via film or stage worldwide.