Here's some art for the programs of the SF Curran's run of Danai Gurira's Eclipsed, Directed by Liesl Tommy and performed by Ayesha Jordan, Joniece Abbot-Pratt, Akosua Busia, Adeola Role, and Stacey Sergeant. This is a play with an all-female cast about the impossible choices left to the women of Liberia during Charles Taylor's regime. Many of you will remember reading about Black Diamond in high school. This is that. My thanks to Sunra Thompson for the work and the design. I include scans here because they show off some of Sunra's context, and also how well things printed on this paper.
After the play, Greg Backstrom took me back stage to meet the cast. All had very kind things to say while I sputtered and acted like anyone who's ever met an actor. They signed my program. I most enjoyed my conversation with Akosua Busia and her daughter. We were doing the thing where you say where you're from. She's from Ghana. I told her North Carolina. She said "Oh, I know that place. Very well. I played a lot of slaves there."
Then we laughed for different but completely related reasons.