Name: Playwrights Horizons
Address: 416 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Details
First performance date: February 12, 2016
Opening date: March 3, 2016
Closing date: March 27, 2016
Links: Official Website
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Production Description
It’s winter in Minnesota, and a Zimbabwean family is preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter, a first-generation American. But when the bride insists on observing a traditional African custom, it opens a deep rift in the household. Rowdy and affectionate, Familiar pitches tradition against assimilation, drawing a loving portrait of a family: the customs they keep, and the secrets they bury.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Playwrights Horizons Producer
Tim Sanford Artistic Director
Leslie Marcus Managing Director
Adam Greenfield Associate Artistic Director
Danai Gurira Playwright
Rebecca Taichman Director
Clint Ramos Set Designer
Susan Hilferty Costume Designer
Tyler Micoleau Lighting Designer
Darron L West Sound Designer
Sarita Fellows Assistant Costume Designer
Isabella Byrd1 Assistant Lighting Designer
Bryce Cutler Associate Set Designer
Cookie Jordan Hair Designer
Cookie Jordan Wig Designer
The Publicity Office Press Representative
Cole P. Bonenberger Production Stage Manager
Shane Schnetzler Assistant Stage Manager
Samantha Shoffner Prop Master
Blair Maxwell Wardrobe
Alaine Alldaffer Casting
Sylvia Hove Consultant
Deborah Hecht Dialect Coach

1Credited as Isabella F. Byrd.

Actor Role
Ito Aghayere Nyasha
Joby Earle Chris
Melanie Nicholls-King Margaret
Roslyn Ruff Tendi
Harold J. Surratt Donald
Myra Lucretia Taylor Anne
Joe Tippett Brad
Tamara Tunie Marvelous

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Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2016 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play Ito Aghayere Actor
2 NOMINATED 2016 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Myra Lucretia Taylor Actor
3 NOMINATED 2016 Hewes Design Award, Costume Design Susan Hilferty Costume Designer
4 WON 2016 Obie Award, Performance Tamara Tunie Actor
5 NOMINATED 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Myra Lucretia Taylor Actor