Amandina Lihamba is a performer and director for stage and screen productions. She has published plays and many articles on theatre, culture and politics, and gender and communication. She is a professor in the department of fine and performing arts at the University of Dar es Salaam, where she teaches theatre practice and art for social mobilization. She is a cofounder of the national children theatre project and festival as well as the Tuseme program, which agitates for education for girls. She has chaired national and regional organizations including The Tanzania Cultural Trust Fund, The East African Theatre Institute, and the National Museums of Tanzania. She has been the head of department, associate dean, dean, and member of the university council at the University of Dar es Salaam.