Mandla Rae is a poet, producer, programmer, facilitator and theatre maker. Born in Zimbabwe, raised in London, Mandla is now based in Manchester. They have performed at venues such as Rich Mix London, Theatre Royal Stratford, HOME, Contact and the Royal Exchange Theatre. They took part in Contact’s Young Programmers and Producers initiative re:CON in 2017/2018.

Mandla has been commissioned by Journeys Festival International, Commonword/Cultureword, Mother Tongues Festival, Contact and archive activists Invisible Women to create new pieces of writing and performance in 2019. They were also commissioned by Contact to curate and host Queer’s Contact’s Outspoken.