Mirirai Sithole - a Zimbabwean-American with a Super-Urban sensibility - is currently nurturing roots in California after spending most of her life on the East coast of The States. She is a Conscious Global Citizen, Performing Artist, and an Entertainment Industry Community Organizer (In person and Virtual Reality). She is an alum of the Professional Training Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville and a volunteer with the 52nd Street Project in Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Mirirai is the Lead Consultant & Chief Creative Director (CCD) of Consulting & Production Company AYE DEFY.
Mirirai’s extensive resume includes Dramaturg, Dancer, Director, Executive Personal Assistant, Mentor, Executive Producer and more. While studying theatre at Adelphi University, Mirirai was drawn to the collaborative nature of and the limitless possibilities within ensemble based projects; especially those that used elements of devised theatre. Inspired by Neil Miller's "Out of the Past...", Mirirai - alongside Dance, Theatre, and Music majors - created a devised play: "Move for Love" chronicling the history of the Gay and Lesbian Rights movements. The majority of Mirirai's professional performance background is in new play development with elements of choreographed movement and various dance styles. She is invested in deepening her relationship with classical texts from writers like Alice Childress, Bill Gunn, William Shakespeare, and George Bernard Shaw.*
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After graduating with a BFA in Theatre and a concentration in Human Resources from Adelphi University, Mirirai performed at numerous Off-Broadway venues in NYC (Signature Theatre Co., Atlantic Theater Co., Lincoln Center Education etc.) and in regional theaters spanning from Vermont, to Idaho, and Los Angeles to name a few. She can be seen on Russian Doll, "Black Mirror" Smithereens, Broad City, Bull, Master of None etc. and has had lead roles in award-winning independent short films.
- 10 Under 10 Young Alumni Recognition from Adelphi University
- Rosemarie Tichler Fund Grant for Mother Courage and Her Children at Classic Stage Company
- Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play by Award-Winning Jocelyn Bioh & directed by TONY Winner Rebecca Taichman
- Drama Desk Ensemble Award for School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play by Award-Winning Jocelyn Bioh & directed by TONY Winner Rebecca Taichman
- 2017 - 2018 Audelco “The Viv” Featured Actress in a Play Nominee for The Homecoming Queen by Award-Winning Ngozi Anyanwu directed by Awoye Timpo
- 2019 Chita Rivera Award Outstanding Ensemble Nomination for If Pretty Hurts, Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka by Award-Winning Tori Sampson, directed by Leah C. Gardiner & Choreographed by Princess Grace Winner Raja Feather Kelly