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. She has been featured on NPR and the Boston Globe.
Thato 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 which is being used by several universities and high schools. In the summer of 2021 she released her first book, 14 African Women Who Made History.
Thato has taught film and screenwriting classes at Boston University, Harvard University and Lesley University. She is an Assistant Professor at Emerson College.