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
Irungu Mutu

Irungu Mutu (Chilford) is extremely blessed, thrilled and honored to be a part of this play again. Regional credits – Woolly Mammoth: The Convert; Arkansas Repertory Theatre: Henry V; Crossroads Theatre: A Raisin in the Sun; Mixed Blood Theatre: Ruined, Hijab Tube; La Jolla Playhouse: Peter and the Starcatcher, Memphis. Some New York credits – HERE Arts Center/NY SummerStage: A King of Infinite Space; Target Margin Theater: The Moth & the Flame. Workshops/readings at The Public Theater, Arena Stage, The Flea, Red Bull Theater, Negro Ensemble Co., The Lark, Playwright’s Realm and McCarter Theatre. Film: Maanokoobiyo (Sundance Dir Lab 2013), Match.Con, Evangeleo, Once Upon A Film. Training: UCSD (M.F.A.), Rutgers (B.F.A.) and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre/London. Irungu wishes to thank his exceptional castmates, Michael, Danai, the Wilma Team and his friends & family for their support. For his strongest women: wangechi, karungari, maitu and cucu … and for madiba.