Vinie Burrows ...began her career as a child actress on radio and made her Broadway theatre debut with Helen Hayes in The Wisteria Trees directed by the renowned Joshua Logan.
In almost immediate succession came six more Broadway appearances with William Marshall and Ossie Davis in the revival of Green Pastures; with Claude Rains, in Jezebel’s Husband; with Mary Martin, George Abbott, Helen Hayes in Skin of Our Teeth (played Paris, Washington, and a limited run on Broadway); with Eartha Kitt in Mrs. Patterson; with Will Geer and David Wayne in Eudora Welty’s The Ponder Heart; with Franchot Tone and Dennis Hopper in Mandingo.
Vinie garnered reviews in several off Broadway productions:
Good Person of Szechwan at La Mama; Chekhov’sThe Cherry Orchard produced by the Classical Theatre of Harlem. Walk Together Children, her flagship one woman show chronicling the African American experience, Sister! Sister!, a theatre happening using testimonials of women and girls from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Australia. Her Talking Drum, a tapestry of moods, feelings, sounds and vibrations of the African Diasporan woman.
Ms. Burrows was in the original cast of The Blacks by Jean Genet with Lou Gossett, Roscoe Brown, Roxie Roker, Godfrey Cambridge, Cicely Tyson, Arthur French and many others notables of Black Theatre, .