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
Starla Benford

STARLA BENFORD (Mai Tamba) credits include Woolly Mammoth: THE CONVERT; Arena Stage: Trouble in Mind. Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include The Music Box Theatre: Macbeth, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Roundabout Theatre Company: a streetcar named desire; Westside Theatre: Vagina monologues; Theatre for a New Audience: Macbeth; The American Place Theatre: Obie nominated Stonewall Jackson’s house. Regional/Tour credits include Shakespeare & Company: Romeo & Juliet; American Repertory Theater: the oresteia, media amok; Guthrie Theater: the venetian twins; Yale Repertory Theatre: death of a salesman; Center Stage: Trouble in Mind; The Old Globe: Hold please. International credits include The Abbey Theater, Dublin; the Irish premiere of Doubt. TV Series include Law & Order (trio), Unforgettable, Person of Interest, Showtime: Nurse Jackie; HBO: The Newsroom. Ms. Benford is a graduate of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard and is a proud Equity member.