"The Cast of Eclipsed Stuns On The Cover Of Uptown Magazine " via Madame Noir
"We told you about Eclipsed a few months ago after the production sold out many shows before it made its way to Broadway earlier this month. The production tells the story of five Liberian women brought together by the country’s second civil war.
What makes this production so unique is that not only does it star five women of African descent, it was also written by Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead”) and directed by a woman, Liesl Tommy, a native of Cape Town, South Africa. The show is literally making history. The closest thing anyone has ever seen would be the 1975 production of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls; but even that was directed by a man. Tommy says it’s important that women are at the helm. “In order to affect change both here and in Hollywood, we need to recognize our ability to lead, have a vision and be entrusted with big budgets and large staffs.”
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