Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun (“Daily News” reporting Burrows’ one woman show “Sister! Sister!” (02/08/1997)

Center section from Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun’s coverage on Burrows’ performance of “Sister! Sister!” as well as her advocacy for human rights (02/08/1997)

English version of Japanese press material on “Sister! Sister” (Burrows shared the stage with Eiko Shinya) at the Nara Prefecture Culture Center on 02/19/1997

After a performance, a young Japanese woman came up to Burrows and admitted that at first, she looked at this “older black woman with braids” and thought, “What does her story have to do with me?” But after watching “Sister! Sister!” she understood that “We are one.” Vinie Burrows recounted this story, remarking how universal and powerful theatre could be.

(Hear more of Burrows’ recounts of performing her one woman shows at https://performingartslegacy.org/burrows/oral-history/)