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.
Through the lens of Obie award-winning director Liesl Tommy, audiences are exposed to a remarkable story never told before: of five extraordinary women brought together by upheaval in their war-torn homeland of Liberia. They forge a close-knit bond during the devastating despair and severe brutality of the African nation’s second civil war.
These phenomenal ladies, the main cast of five women, Lupita Nyong’o, Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah, Saycon Sengbloh and director Gurira grace the cover of Uptown Magazine to explain why it was so important that they be a part of telling this story.
See more photos of the editorial below!
|Lupita Nyong’o||Saycon Sengbloh|
|Rebel Yell||Akousa Busia|
Read their interview here.
Photography: Marc Baptiste
Styling: Phillip Bloch
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