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For Colored Girls

For colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, Ntozake Shange’s first work, tells the stories of seven women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society. The choreopoem is an innovative combination of poetry, drama, music, and dance.

The seven women are not named; they are meant to stand for the women who make up the rainbow. They are called “lady in brown,” “lady in red,” and so on. Each tells her own story. The stories are interwoven together. As the women tell their stories, they reflect on what it means to be a woman of color, what chances and choices they have. These women are in pain; they are angry. They have been abused by their lovers, their rapists, their abortionists, and they have been driven to the brink of despair. What strength they have left they find in music and in each other.

Directed and Choreographed by: Anna Anthony & Tonille Watkis

Dates & Times


Show Date Show Time
Friday, October 19th, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 20th, 2018 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 21st, 2018 2:00 PM


Thanks to all who auditioned for For Colored Girls… The full cast list is posted below and we will be emailing you all regarding the first rehearsal/read through.

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Lady in Red – Grace Clark
Lady in Orange – Simone Brown
Lady in Brown – Lanea Sellem
Lady in Blue – Valerie Brookshire
Lady in Green – Michele Marie Clay
Lady in Purple – Zani N. Scott
Lady in Yellow – Desiree Taylor
Lady in Rainbow – Ayanna Scott