Despite an ongoing war, being held captive by a warlord in Liberia, and little hope of change, four women band together and find strength despite their circumstances. This is the revised edition of the enthralling play that made history as the first ever Broadway production written by, directed by, and entirely cast with black women.
Danai Gurira's other plays include Familiar and In the Continuum, which she co-wrote and co-starred in with Nikkole Salter. For Eclipsed was nominated for the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play. She is best known for her role as Michonne in the hit television series, The Walking Dead.
A newly revised edition of the highly regarded Tony Award-nominated drama
About the Author
Danai Gurira is an award-winning Zimbabwean-American actor and playwright. As a playwright, her works include In The Continuum (Obie Award, Outer Critics Award, Helen Hayes Award), Eclipsed (NAACP Award; Helen Hayes Award, Best New Play), The Convert (six Ovation Awards, Los Angeles Outer Critics Award), and Familiar, which has its world premiere at Yale Rep in February 2015. All her works explore the subjective African voice. She is the recipient of the Whiting Award, is a former Hodder Fellow, and has been commissioned by Yale Rep, Center Theatre Group, Playwrights Horizons, and the Royal Court. She is currently developing a pilot for HBO. As an actor, she has appeared in the films The Visitor, Mother of George, 3 Backyards, and the television show Treme, among others. She currently plays Michonne on AMC's The Walking Dead. She is the co-founder of Almasi Collaborative Arts, which works to give access and opportunity to the African Dramatic Artist. Danai was born in the US and raised in Zimbabwe by Zimbabwean parents. She holds an MFA from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.