Danai Gurira

Personal Information
Danai Gurira - playwright and actress. Playwright: Eclipsed (NAACP Award; Helen Hayes Award: Best New Play; Connecticut Critics Circle Award), In The Continuum (OBIE, Outer Critics, Helen Hayes Award), The Convert (six Ovation Awards, Los Angeles Outer Critics Award), Familiar at Playwrights Horizons in February 2016. Recipient of the Whiting Award, a Hodder Fellow, and has been commissioned by Yale Rep, Center Theatre Group, Playwrights Horizons, and the Royal Court. Select acting credits: The Visitor and Mother of George; Isabella in NYSF’s Measure for Measure; Michonne in AMC’s The Walking Dead. Holds an MFA from Tisch, NYU. Co-founder of Almasi Arts (almasiartsalliance.org).

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Familiar Playwrights Horizons 03/03/2016 Playwright
2 Eclipsed Joseph Papp Public Theater/ LuEsther Hall 10/14/2015 Playwright
3 In the Continuum 59E59 Theaters/ Theater A 10/02/2005 Author

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Measure for Measure Delacorte Theater 06/30/2011 Isabella
2 In the Continuum 59E59 Theaters/ Theater A 10/02/2005 Abigail
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2016 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play Eclipsed Playwright
2 NOMINATED 2016 AUDELCO Award, Playwright Familiar Playwright
3 NOMINATED 2016 AUDELCO Award, Dramatic Production of the Year Familiar Playwright
4 WON 2011 Joe A. Callaway Award (AEA), Joe A. Callaway Award Measure for Measure Actor
5 NOMINATED 2006 Drama League Award, Distinguished Performance In the Continuum Actor
6 WON 2006 Obie Award, Special Citation In the Continuum Author
7 WON 2006 Outer Critics Circle Award, John Gassner Award In the Continuum Author
2016 Drama Desk Award, Sam Norkin Award