Eisa Davis' Bulrusher challenges our assumptions of race, sexuality, and love. Reminiscent of Moses, Bulrusher is a clairvoyant orphan girl found as an infant in a basket floating on a river. Raised by strangers, she finds liberation from the world she knows when she meets a young black woman traveling from Alabama. Immersed in her new-found relationship, Bulrusher learns about love and begins a new journey of self-discovery.
EISA DAVIS is the 2012 Alpert Award winner in Theatre. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her play Bulrusher, now published by Samuel French, and wrote and starred in Angela’s Mixtape, named a best play of 2009 by The New Yorker. Other plays include Ramp (Ruby Prize winner), The History of Light, Paper Armor, Umkovu, Six Minutes, Warriors Don’t Cry, and the collaborations Active Ingredients and Hip Hop Anansi.
Playwright of Bulrusher