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Familiar

Danai Gurira (author of Eclipsed on Broadway, Michonne on "The Walking Dead") and director Rebecca Taichman tell us about #FamiliarPH, the story of a Zimbabwean-American family in Minnesota.

Essay

Taylor Mac Artist Interview

Taylor Mac: I was an artist, I realized, first, and the way that I thought about the world was different than the way other kids or people thought about the world. I was constantly the person that was pointing out something that was just slightly different than everybody else. It may have been that we were Christian Scientists, so there was this big, huge thing in my family where we were from a weird religion.

Essay

Letter from Tim: Familiar

Danai Gurira first burst upon the scene in 2006 as co-creator and performer (with Nikkole Salter) of In the Continuum, a timely, intimate, and powerful AIDS play about two women on two continents, linked through illness, that went on to productions throughout the country and the world.

Essay

The American Voice: This Zimerican Life

Danai Gurira has described herself as a “Zimerican.” Among the first wave of emigrants were her parents, academics who emigrated from Rhodesia to the United States in the 1960s to work at Grinnell College in Iowa; her father was a chemistry professor, and her mother a librarian.

Essay

Backstory: The Bride Price

The concept of “bride price” or “bridewealth” refers to money, property, or other forms of wealth paid by a groom or his family to the parents of the woman he is to wed. The practice has roots in many ancient cultures, and continues to play a significant role in marriage rituals and customs throughout the world today.

Essay

In Process: Jordan Harrison

Jordan Harrison lets us in on two of his sources of inspiration for his Pulitzer Prize finalist ‘Marjorie Prime’‬: a chatbot and his grandmother.

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