The Convert

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's THE CONVERT
by Danai Gurira
directed by Michael John Garcés
October 9, 2013November 10, 2013

Meet the Artists


Nancy Moricette • Ester
Starla Benford • Mai Tamba
Irungu Mutu • Chilford
Zainab Jah • Prudence
Lance Coadie Williams • Chancellor
Steven Wright • Uncle
Joshua Nelson • Tamba

Production Team

Danai Gurira • Playwright
Michael John Garcés • Director
Mikhail Kachman • Set Designer
Helen Q. Huang • Costume Designer
Colin K. Bills • Lighting Designer
Ryan Rumery • Sound Designer
Nancy Moricette

Nancy Moricette (Jekesai/Ester)identifies as a Haitian American actor and activist living and working in New York City. She has worked with the Lookingglass Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, and the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Company. She most recently completed projects with the Classical Theatre of Harlem, the McCarter Theatre, and had the honor of portraying Jekesai/Ester once before at The Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, DC. She is grateful for the opportunity to reprise the role of Jekesai/Ester at The Wilma Theater. When she is not performing she is a teaching artist in residence with El Museo De El Barrio in Harlem, New York where she challenges high-risk youth to re-discover their purpose in their community through performance art.