Saidah Arrika Ekulona

Personal Information

OFF-BROADWAY: Unconditional (Public Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (NYSF) ;365 Days, 365 Plays ( Public Theatre); Well (Public Theatre); The Square ( Public Theatre ); Anon (Atlantic Theater Company); The Thugs (Soho Rep); Speak Truth to Power ( Culture Project); Fabulation (Playwrights Horizons); A Streetcar Named Desire (NYTW); Home ( Melting Pot Theatre Company); The Plank Project ( Bobblehead Productions) REGIONAL: Ruined ( Goodman Theatre); Well (American Conservatory Theatre); Oedipus ( Hartford Stage); Breath, Boom ( Yale Rep); Anton In Showbusiness ( Humana Festival 2000); Darker Face of The Earth ( Crossroads Theatre & Kennedy Center); King Lear ( Guthrie Theatre); Having Our Say ( St. Louis Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Playmakers Rep, Indiana Repertory Theatre)

FILM: Righteous Kill; The Taking of Pelham 123; Two Lovers; The Rebound; The Second Line; Uncertainty ; The Royal Tenenbaums; Happy Accidents, Alfie, Saving Face.

TV: “The Sopranos” ( HBO), “Queens Supreme” (CBS); “Sex & The City” (HBO); “Hope & Faith” (ABC); “Law & Order” (NBC)

TRAINING: MFA – University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theatre.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Motherhood Out Loud 59E59 Theaters/ Theater A 10/04/2011 Actor B
2 Othello Jack. H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 09/27/2009 Montano / Bianca
3 Ruined New York City Center/ Stage I 02/10/2009 Mama Nadi
4 Unconditional Joseph Papp Public Theater/ LuEsther Hall 02/18/2008 Lotty
5 Romeo and Juliet Delacorte Theater 06/19/2007 Lady Montague
6 Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine Playwrights Horizons/ Peter Jay Sharp Theater 06/13/2004 Allison/ Mother/ Inmate #2/ Devora/ Ensemble
7 Well Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 03/28/2004 Ensemble
8 A Streetcar Named Desire New York Theatre Workshop 09/12/1999 Eunice Hubbell
Award Production Function
1 WON 2009 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actress Ruined Actor
2 WON 2009 AUDELCO Award, Lead Actress Ruined Actor
3 NOMINATED 2009 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Actress in a Play Ruined Actor
4 NOMINATED 2009 Drama League Award, Distinguished Performance Ruined Actor
5 WON 2009 Obie Award, Performance Ruined Actor
6 NOMINATED 2009 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Actress in a Play Ruined Actor