“for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow Is enuf”
A Choreopoem Written by Ntozake Shange
Sunday, April 29, 2018
“for colored girls...” consists of a series of poetic monologues and tells the stories of seven women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society. The piece is a series of 20 separate poems that weave interconnected stories of love, empowerment, struggle and loss into a complex representation of sisterhood. The cast consists of seven nameless African-American women identified obey the colors they are assigned. Subjects from rape, abandonment, abortion and domestic violence are tackled, thus the piece is recommended for mature audiences.
Information on Ntozake Shange's Keynote Address for the Community Theater for Social Justice Action Conference can be found here.