2016 Obie Awards
On May 23rd, I was proud to join the ranks of the many artists in the New York Theatre community, by being honored with an OBIE AWARD for my work in Danai Gurira’s roller coaster ride of a play, FAMILIAR. The role of “Marvelous Chinyinmwarira” was a real challenge for me, and forced me to grow and evolve in ways I had not dreamed I could. Many of you saw the play and you know what I am talking about, but for those of you who did not, there are murmurings of Broadway in the fall! Fingers crossed. Time will tell.
For those of you who are not familiar with the “OBIES”, it is the Village Voices “bravo” to the Off- Broadway plays, and the “village” of people, (on and off stage), who bring them to life.
As you can see from the photo, I WAS JUST THRILLED!!!!
The delicious Norm Lewis presented my Obie to me, and since he is a dear friend, it made it doubly SAH-WEEEEEET!