In the Continuum

by Nikkole Slater and Danai Gurira

October 13 – November 18, 2007

Synopsis

A kaleidoscopic portrait of two black women – a middle-class wife and mother in Zimbabwe and a 19-year-old in the Los Angeles inner city. Although from disparate cultures and vastly different economic and social environments, they are trying to move ahead in a world in which everything is changed and yet nothing has changed.

A Note From the Playwrights

In The Continuum was born of our profound concern for the experience of black women in the present fight against HIV/AIDS. Black women currently represent the highest rate of new infections both in the U.S. and Africa and this is a story told from that perspective.

Developed during our third year in NYU’s Graduate Acting Program with an invaluable artistic community of students and teachers, it is a representation of the humanity behind the statistics and an invitation for more unheard stories to be brought “In (to) the Continuum.”
– Danai Gurira & Nikkole Salter

Who’s Who

The Cast

Abigail/Others: Kameshia Duncan
Nia /Others: Lela Elam

The Artists

Playwright: Nikkole Slater and Danai Gurira
Director: Joseph Adler
Set Design: Tim Connelly
Lighting Design: David Goodman
Music/Sound: Matt Corey
Costumes: Ellis Tillman
Graffiti: Brett Grove
Technical Director: Carlos Rodriguez
Stage Manager: Michael John Carroll


In the Continuum

Photos: George Schiavone