Vinie Burrows

"Journeys of Women: Stories of Faith"

Vinie Burrows, actress, writer, director and producer, has been described by critic Clive Barnes as "one of the reigning divas of the Black theatre." She received a B.A. (pre-law) from new York University. During her career she has been an adjunct professor at St. Peters College and Sara Lawrence College; lecturer at The New School of Social Research; and theatre director at Franklin & Marshall College.

Vinie Burrows has appeared in numerous shows, on and off Broadway, including "Walk Together Children," a chronicle of the African-American experience from slave days to present, "Africa Fire," a retelling of traditional African myths, and "Daughters of the Sun!" She has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The Hallmark Hall of Fame.

Burrows has received plaudits and awards from numerous organizations and individuals. In 1986, Actors Equity Association conferred on her the prestigious Paul Robeson Award for her commitment to human rights and her use of the arts to create understanding and respect for diversity; in 1992, the NYC Chapter of the National Organization for Women honored her with their Susan B. Anthony Award for her work in furthering the cause of women's equality. She has been an Emmy nominee and in 1995, she received a Living Legend Award for a lifetime of excellence in theatre.

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