Black Girl Magic: The Cast Of Broadway’s First Play Written, Directed & Produced By Black Women Covers UPTOWN Magazine

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The Cast Of Eclipse Covers Uptown

The history making cast of Broadway’s “Eclipse” is covering Uptown magazine.

Lupita Nyong’o, Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh make up the cast of the play that’s the first to be written by, directed by, produced by and starring black women.

Uptown Magazine reports:

Broadway audiences are currently witnessing history in the making with the critically acclaimed production of Eclipsed.

The brilliant and brutal masterful work of art holds the distinction of being the first play to be written by, directed by, produced by and starring black women. And according to its playwright Danai Gurira, it’s about time.

“That for me is really the most important thing, the exposure of these voices,” she said. “Honestly, the reason why I write what I write is because it’s kind of inexplicable the silence and the lack of representation around these types of women and these stories.”

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Gurira, who is most notably known as an actress — the star of the wildly popular AMC series The Walking Dead — wrote the play fresh out of finishing her studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned her Master’s of Fine Arts. She’s starred on Broadway in the August Wilson play Joe Turner’s Come And Gone but is making her Great White Way debut as a playwright with Eclipsed.

Amazing.

Lupita also recently shared a snap of herself and her cast mates backstage.

Black girl magic!

What do YOU think about this history making cast???

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