The Convert

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

Press / News

"What’s unique is the power each of the women brings to the story."
Who’s the savage?, Review in Broad Street Review
Broadway World reviews Woolly Mammoth's 'The Convert' praising it as "Compelling" and "Insightful." Read the full review from Woolly Mammoth's 2013 Production here.
Woolly Mammoth's THE CONVERT is Compelling, Insightful, Broadway World
Watch Danai Gurira on 6ABC!
Danai Gurira on 6ABC, The Buzz
"This first-rate cast brings Gurira’s characters to life, and leaves its audience hungry for the next chapters in their history."
Review: The Convert, Review in The Philadelphia Inquirer
"...to the literati, Danai Gurira also is one of the most promising young playwrights in contemporary American theater, with a growing body of critically acclaimed plays, including In the Continuum and Eclipsed, that illuminate, with stark dramatic contrasts, some of the harrowing issues facing sub-Saharan Africa."
Danai Gurira's mission: Talking Africa, Preview Feature from The Philadelphia Inquirer
Danai Gurira on Good Day Fox 29
Danai Gurira on Good Day Fox 29, Good Day
Listen to Danai Gurira's interview on WURD 900AM
Danai Gurira on WURD, WURD 900AM
"For me it was about exploring my history. Who would I have been if I was alive at that time?" the Zimbabwean-American actress said. "The Convert" "focuses on that time through the prism of this one girl's experience, being someone who grew up in postcolonial Zimbabwe, the melding of identity, the clash of culture in the African identity."
"Walking Dead" actress talks new play, movie, Preview in Philadelphia Daily News
Listen to this feature from NPR about playwright Danai Gurira and her play 'The Convert'
Colonial History, Through The Eyes Of The Colonized, NPR's Morning Edition