Monday, March 6, 2017

DANAI GURIRA ON CREATING COMPLEX STORIES FOR BLACK WOMEN

Danai Gurira is an actress on THE WALKING DEAD, who had two plays that she wrote running at the same time in New York last year. One was on Broadway (ECLIPSED) the other was off Broadway (FAMILIAR). I saw FAMILIAR before I even knew who she was.
"I  want women and girls of African descent and of color  to be able to not keep searching for stories about themselves."


Danai made broadway history last year. Her play ECLIPSED was all black women, in front of the curtain and behind the curtain. 

She is awesome

Shonda watch out.
Danai Gurira of Zimbabwe
on
THE WALKING DEAD
set



Actually, Shonda is looking out instead of watching out. As usual,  Shonda is looking out for black women and networking us to the top. She took one of the actresses from Gurira's ECLIPSED and put her in television series, SCANDAL. Saycon Sengbloh is new this season, playing head of the FBI and the president's new love interest.

DANAI AND SHONDA KNOW WHAT WE ALL KNOW: BLACK WOMEN CAN DO ANYTHING TOGETHER


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INTERVIEW A:
A 2 minute interview with Danai Gurira on creating stories for black women




INTERVIEW B:

Gurira talks about the story of THE WALKING DEAD as a story that is about the human condition with a zombie backdrop.  (I think that's a dead-on accurate description. It's kinda awesome most seasons.)