Dance, drama, and poetry combine as seven women tell their intertwining stories of racism and sexism in Ntozake Shange’s Tony-Nominated work
What You'll Get
- General admission
- Available dates: Saturday, June 1, at 7 p.m. | Sunday, June 2, at 4 p.m.
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf
- The sights and sounds: A series of 20 poems tells the interconnected stories of seven nameless African-American women who are each identified by their own colored costume. The story they tell, through dance, vernacular poetry, and syncopated rhythms, is one of oppression, racism, and sexism—arcing from rape and loss to empowerment and love.
- The dawn of the choreopoem: When she created this work, Ntozake Shange essentially created a new genre—a combination of poetry, drama, music, and dance. This fusion was important to Shange, who reportedly discovered her identity as a woman through words and literature, and discovered her identity as an African through dance.
- A bit of history: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf opened on Broadway in 1976 and earned a Tony nomination for Best Play. Since then, it was adapted into a book and television film. Recently, in 2010, Shange updated the original work to include references to the Iraq War and PTSD.
The Fine Print
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