The Convert

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's THE CONVERT
by Danai Gurira
directed by Michael John Garcés
October 9, 2013November 10, 2013

Meet the Artists


Nancy Moricette • Ester
Starla Benford • Mai Tamba
Irungu Mutu • Chilford
Zainab Jah • Prudence
Lance Coadie Williams • Chancellor
Steven Wright • Uncle
Joshua Nelson • Tamba

Production Team

Danai Gurira • Playwright
Michael John Garcés • Director
Mikhail Kachman • Set Designer
Helen Q. Huang • Costume Designer
Colin K. Bills • Lighting Designer
Ryan Rumery • Sound Designer
Zainab Jah

Zainab is from from London, UK and Freetown, Sierra Leone. Theatre credits include Prudence (The Convert) Josephine (Ruined), Williamstown Theatre Festival (A Doll’s House), Yale Rep (Eclipsed, Trojan Women), Classical Theatre of Harlem, The Public Theatre (In Darfur), Regan, (King Lear Classical Theatre of Harlem), Beatrice, (Much Ado... ), Queen Isabella (Edward II),  Macaria, (Peter Sellars’ Children Of Herakles), European Tour. Film and TV credits include principal roles in ‘Dinner Rush’ with Danny Aiello, Law & Order SVU. Awards:  Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award, Featured Actress (The Convert)  San Francisco Bay Area Critics’ Circle – Outstanding Performance, Female Featured Role, (Ruined), San Diego Critics’ Circle Featured Actress Award (Ruined), Drama Desk Ensemble Award (Trojan Women)