v c u arts students performing on stage


By Danai Gurira

October 2019

Director: Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates
Scenic Design: Jeffrey Hales (BFA 2022)
Costume Design: Skyler Glaser (BFA 2020)
Lighting Design: Austin Harber (BFA 2021)
Sound Design: Shane Barber (BFA 2021)
Production Stage Manager: Mason Hemphill

Eclipsed tells the story of five Liberian women and their tale of survival near the end of the Second Liberian Civil War. Director and VCUarts Professor Dr. Pettiford-Wates explains what captivates her about Eclipsed:

“I love it because of how these women are thrown together under these circumstances and how they manage to transcend those and recognize their own humanity and interdependency.” ⁣

Dr. Tawyna Pettiford-Wates

Eclipsed features an all black, all female cast (and was also the FIRST Broadway play with an all-female cast, writer, and director in 2016).

eclipsed show poster