Based on the real life stories of the women and girls who helped bring peace to the African nation of Liberia during its second civil war, Eclipsed doesn’t only capture a piece of untold history, it’s also making it. Eclipsed became the first play with an all-black and female creative cast and team to premiere on Broadway in 2015.
Panel Discussion: March 9, 2017
Post-show Discussion: March 10, 2017
About the director: Stephanie Weeks (Artistic Director) was born and raised in the Bronx. She spent many summers in Costa Rica dancing salsa andeating saltedmangoes, patacones and pancakes with her aunts and uncles. After 8 years of playing the cello through elementary and high school, she auditioned for the musical “Bye Bye Birdie”, and was cast as the giddy teenager “Nancy”. She never picked up the cello again. Stephanie has performed in numerous theaters regionally including Actors Theater of Louisville and Florida Studio Theater, Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, Off-Off Broadway with Target Margin and Little Lord with whom she was nominated for an Innovative Theater Award for best ensemble. She starred in acclaimed director Melvin Van Peebles “Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted-Mutha,” official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival 2008. She received a certificate of training from the London Academy of Music and Drama and her MFA from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
“…the luminous Stephanie Weeks, contains the anguish of the failed and aged general Adrastus…”
Anne Midgette, The New York Times