Atlantic Theater Company VINIE BURROWS - Atlantic Theater Company


VINIE BURROWS (Chorus), a child actress on radio, made her Broadway debut with Helen Hayes. Six more Broadway shows followed rapidly with David Wayne, Mary Martin, Ossie Davis and Eartha Kitt, among others. Dissatisfied with the roles offered black actors, she ventured out to create her first one-woman show, Walk Together Children, about the African American experience. The critical acclaim was instant and unanimous. The New York Times called her “a magnificent performer” and she earned a niche as a solo artist with thousands of college performances worldwide. Vinie’s role in the 2013 Foundry Theatre production of Good Person of Szechwan starring Taylor Mac brought her back to her revolutionary Off-Broadway beginnings with Jean Genet’s The Blacks. Among her many honors are AEA’s Paul Robeson Award, the Brecht Forum’s Bertolt Brecht Award and MIT’s McDermott Award.