Danai Gurira - playwright and actress. Playwright: Eclipsed (NAACP Award; Helen Hayes Award: Best New Play; Connecticut Critics Circle Award), In The Continuum (OBIE, Outer Critics, Helen Hayes Award), The Convert (six Ovation Awards, Los Angeles Outer Critics Award), Familiar at Playwrights Horizons in February 2016. Recipient of the Whiting Award, a Hodder Fellow, and has been commissioned by Yale Rep, Center Theatre Group, Playwrights Horizons, and the Royal Court. Select acting credits: The Visitor and Mother of George; Isabella in NYSF’s Measure for Measure; Michonne in AMC’s The Walking Dead. Holds an MFA from Tisch, NYU. Co-founder of Almasi Arts (almasiartsalliance.org).