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Rebecca Taichman

Broadway: Indecent by Paula Vogel. Select Off Broadway: How To Transcend A Happy Marriage and The Oldest Boy by Sarah Ruhl (LCT); Luck of the Irish by Kirsten Greenidge (LCT3); Familiar by Danai Gurira, Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge (Playwrights Horizons); Orlando by Sarah Ruhl (CSC); Orpheus (NYCO); Dark Sisters (MTG/Gotham); Menopausal Gentleman  (The Ohio). Regional includes productions at Yale Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Old Globe, ART, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, McCarter, Woolly Mammoth. Rebecca is a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute, and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. www.rebeccataichman.com

(as of 2/17/17)

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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.

Playwrights' Perspectives

Playwright's Perspective: Danai Gurira

I imagine myself a kind of cultural schizophrenic — caught between two cultures that could not be more disparate and yet feeling they combine to define who I am.

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.