Photo Flash: First Look At African-American Shakespeare Company's FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF
African-American Shakespeare Company opens their 2018-19 Season with Ntozake Shange's 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf', a play that hasn't been professionally produced in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years.
Directed Elizabeth Carter says, "'For Colored Girls...' is as current as it was in 1975 when it forever changed theater. We are still experiencing the systemic racism that traps our communities, experiencing domestic and societal violence, and feeling the invisibility makes us have to shout to have our voices heard. But it is also the joy of black girl magic. The feeling of sharing with other black women our beauty, our laughter, our knowing. Our uniqueness. From our ancestral mothers to now it is the journey of black womanhood. 'For Colored Girls...' is a sistah circle, a ritual we allow ourselves as black women to exorcise our pain, be our whole complicated selves and celebrate our love for one another. Through this we can heal ourselves for ourselves and shout "I found god in myself and I loved her/I loved her fiercely."
This Obie Award-Winning choreo-poem offers a transformative, riveting evening of provocative dance, music, and poetry. It speaks loudly, passionately and proudly of what it means to be a woman of color in the 21st Century.
Cast of 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf': Lady in Brown: Jan Hunter
Lady in Purple: Bobbi Kindred
Lady in Blue: Natasha LaGrone
Lady in Red: Paige Mayes
Lady in Orange: Regina Monique
Lady in Green: Brittany Nicole Sims
Lady in Yellow: Tiffany Tenille
Tickets: $35.00 at www.african-americanshakes.org
Photo Credit: Joe Giammarco