Mirirai Sithole is a Zimbabwean born, Massachusetts reared and NYC based artist and social entrepreneur. She was most recently seen as Beatrice in The Homecoming Queen at Atlantic Theater Company and before that, Mercy in School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play. In 2016, she received the Rosemarie Tichler Grant for her role in Mother Courage and her Children at Classic Stage Company. She loves new play development and physically engaging material. She is an alum of the Professional Training Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville and is a volunteer at the 52nd Street Project.
While studying theatre at Adelphi University, Mirirai fell in love with the collaborative nature and limitless possibilities within ensemble based projects; especially those that use elements of devised theatre. Inspired by Neil Miller's "Out of the Past..." she wrote, directed and collaboratively devised a play that she hopes to further develop called "Move for Love". Mirirai freelances as a Dramaturg and most recently dramaturged the US premiere of "Di and Viv and Rose" by Amelia Bullmore directed by Leta Tremblay at Theatre Row.
After graduating summa cum laude with a BFA in Theatre from Adelphi University, Mirirai has had the privilege of performing at major Off-Broadway venues in NYC, in a handful of TV shows (Netflix, Comedy Central, CBS etc.) and has had lead roles in award-winning indie short films. While pursuing acting, Mirirai is concurrently growing her mentorship clientele and preparing to launch her company Aye Defy; a non-profit that provides a platform, community and resources for citizen-artists.