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Danai Gurira

DANAI GURIRA

  (1978 - )

Nationality:    AfricanAmerican
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Literary Agent:    United Talent Agency  represented by Mark Subias

Danai Jekesai Gurira (born February 14, 1978) is a Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright. She was born in Grinnell, Iowa to parents from Zimbabwe, when her father was teaching Chemistry at Grinnell College. When she was 5, the family moved back to Zimbabwe. Gurira studied social psychology at Macalaster College, and received an MFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She is the co-author of the play "In the Continuum" with Nikkole Salter. She was nominated for a 2007 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for "In the Continuum" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        Convert, The         Eclipsed         In the Continuum



Convert, The

Convert, The
A young Shona girl escapes an arranged marriage by converting to Christianity, becoming a servant and student to an African Evangelical. As anti-European sentiments spread throughout the native population, she is forced to choose between her familys traditions and her newfound faith.

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Oberon Books (2016) >>>    978-1786820709

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Eclipsed

Eclipsed
It's best to work with the system, and right now -the system is war. 2003, civil war is raging in Liberia. At a rebel army base four young women are doing their best to survive the conditions of the war . Yet sometimes, the greatest threat comes not from the enemy's guns, but from the brutality of those on your own side. With the arrival of a new girl, who can read, and an old one, who can kill, how might this transform the future of this hard-bitten sisterhood?

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, (2010)
Oberon Books (2015) >>>    978-1783198726

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In the Continuum

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In the Continuum puts a human face on the devastating impact of aIDS in Africa and America through the lives of two unforgettably courageous women. Living worlds apart, one in South Central La and the other in Zimbabwe, each experience a kaleidoscopic weekend of life changing revelations in this story of parallel deniels and self-discoveries

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written by Danai Gurira And Nikkole Salter

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Primary Stages, NY, Usa     2005

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