Written by a Whiting Drama Award Winner!
“One of the 10 Best Plays of the Year – 2005” – New York Times
Awarded “Best Play – 2005” at the New York Magazine Culture Awards
About the Show
A mirror with two faces. In The Continuum is a parallel story of two women who face the growing AIDS crisis in America and Africa. Alike in ways that cross the borders of both Central LA and Zimbabwe. In a weekend two women face a similar journey of life-altering truths and fervent denial.
OBIE award-winning and Pulitzer Prize nominated drama In the Continuum puts a human face on the devastating impact of AIDS in Africa and America through the lives of two unforgettably courageous women. Living worlds apart, one in South Central LA and the other in Zimbabwe, each experiences a kaleidoscopic weekend of life-changing revelations in this story of parallel denials and self-discoveries.
Sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation & the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition.
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MEET THE CREATORS
Danai Gurira (Writer)- is an award-winning playwright and actress. As a playwright, her works include In the Continuum (OBIE Award, Outer Critics Award, Helen Hayes Award), Eclipsed (Tony Award Nomination: Best Play; NAACP Award; Helen Hayes Award: Best New Play; Connecticut Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Production of a Play), and The Convert (six Ovation Awards, Los Angeles Outer Critics Award). Her newest play, Familiar, received its world premiere at Yale Rep in 2015, and premiered in New York at Playwrights Horizons in February of 2016. She is a recipient of the Sam Norkin Award at the 2016 Drama Desk Awards, a Whiting Award, a Hodder Fellow, and has been commissioned by Yale Rep, Center Theatre Group, Playwrights Horizons, and the Royal Court. As an actor, she currently co-stars in Marvel’s blockbuster phenomenon Black Panther as “Okoye,” opposite Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Lupita Nyong’o; and as “Michonne” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” (NAACP Image Award nomination). Recently, she starred as “Afeni Shakur” in the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me, and will next appear in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. Other select acting credits include the films The Visitor and Mother of George, and “Isabelle” in NYS&F’s Measure for Measure (Equity Callaway Award.) Born in the US to Zimbabwean parents and raised in Zimbabwe, she holds an MFA from Tisch, NYU and serves as an ambassador for Bono’s ONE campaign. She is also the founder of LOGpledge.org, an awareness building campaign focused on the plights of women and girls around the globe; and the co-founder of Almasi Arts, which works to give access and opportunity to the African Dramatic Artist. almasiartsalliance.org. Twitter/Instagram: @danaigurira. Facebook: @DanaiGuriraOfficial.
MEET THE CREATORS
Nikkole Salter Hailed by Variety as “thoroughly convincing”, Los Angeles-born, OBIE Award-winning actress and writer Nikkole Salter arrived onto the professional scene with her co-authorship and co-performance (with Danai Gurira) of the Pulitzer Prize nominated play, IN THE CONTINUUM (ITC). For its Off-Broadway run at Primary Stages and the Perry Street Theatre and for its US State Department and Bloomberg sponsored inter-national tour, Ms. Salter received an OBIE Award, and the NY Outer Critics Circle's John Gassner Award for Best New American Play, the Seldes-Kanin fellowship from the Theatre Hall of Fame, and the Global Tolerance Award from the Friends of the United Nations to name a few. Ms. Salter also received Helen Hayes and Black Theatre Alliance nominations for Best Actress for her performance. ITC, published by Samuel French, was pro-nounced - by New York Times, Newsday and New York Magazine - as one of the best plays of 2005 and was featured in numerous esteemed media outlets including Essence Magazine, American Theatre Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and NPR’s Leonard Lopate Show. ITC has received over 20 productions across the word to date.
As an actress, Ms. Salter can be seen in Gavin O’Connors feature film “Pride & Glory” starring Ed Norton, Colin Farrell and Jon Voight, and heard as the voice of ‘LATICIA’ in Rockstar Games' video game release, Midnight Club: Los Angeles. Ms. Salter has received an Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) award nomination for Best Actress for her performance in TONY winner Kenny Leon's production of STICK FLY co-produced by Arena Stage (Washington, DC) and the Huntington Theatre (Boston), starred in the role of 'Cookie' in the West Coast Premiere of OSCAR winner Tarell McCraney's play HEAD OF PASSES at Berkeley Repertory Theatre (dir. Tina Landau), was featured in Harold Jackson, III's independent film "Last Night," (winner of the Audience Award for Best Film and the Grand Jury Prize for best Screenplay in the 2015 American Black Film Festival), starred as Lady Macbeth in TONY-nominated Liesl Tommy's controversial production of MACBETH at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC, and in a recurring role in Forest Whitaker's new series, Godfather of Harlem. Ms. Salter was most recently seen originating a starring role in McArthur Genius Award, TONY nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau's new play MUD ROW, as 'Sally Childress' (a fictional character based on the real Geraldine Whittington) and Coretta Scott King in the Broadway production of Robert Schenkkan's play THE GREAT SOCIETY, and starred in the 3rd season of 'New Amsterdam' as ISABEL SARASA, The hospital's Chief Equity Officer. Once COVID is contained, she will return to the Huntington Theatre to originate the role of 'LaVinia Shaw Williams' in the world premiere production of Kirsten Greenidge's OUR DAUGHTERS, LIKE PILLARS.
As a dramatist, Ms. Salter has written 8 full-length plays, been commissioned for full-length work by 6 institutions, been produced on 3 continents in 5 countries, and been published in 12 international publications. Her work has appeared in over 20 Off-Broadway, regional and international theatres, and the Crossroads Theatre production of her play REPAIRING A NATION (directed by Marshall Jones, III) was regionally aired during the second season of the WNET program "Theatre Close-Up"on NYC's channel THIRTEEN, WLIC, NJTV. The National Black Theatre production of her play CARNAVAL was nominated for 7 AUDELCO awards including Best Playwright and Best Production and won for Best Ensemble Performance. Ms. Salter is a 2014 MAP Fund Grant recipient, a Eugene O'Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference semi-finalist, USA Fellowship nominee, a two time Playwright's of New York (PoNY) Fellowship nominee, is currently working on a commission from Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.