Oral History

Vinie recounts auditioning for her first Broadway show (of 7). Working with prominent African American actors of the time and the roles available to them on Broadway in 1950.

Burrows – OH 2 – 21:54 “You have the voice…” – 23:33 “…and the voice.”

Burrows – OH 2 – 24:55 “And then again…” – 26:57 “…6 or 7 years older.”

Vinie on technique, the voice and body, and knowing and living the character.

Burrows – OH 3 – 1:51 “We were on tour in Massachusetts…” – 5:05 “…when we were brought here.”

Vinie’s reaction to learning of JFK’s assassination.

For additional oral history sessions with Vinie Burrows on:

acting technique

one woman shows

working with the UN

radio show “More Than Half the World”

working with Lear DeBessonet & the Public Theatre