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Filled with passion, humor, and raw honesty, legendary playwright/poet Ntozake Shange's form-changing choreopoem tells the stories of seven women of color using poetry, song and movement. With unflinching honesty and emotion, each woman voices her survival story of having to exist in a world shaped by sexism and racism.
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Kenita R. Miller, known for her powerful performances on Broadway in roles such as Celie in The Color Purple and Hannah in Come From Away, also brought her immense talent to the stage in *for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf*. more...

Stacey Sargeant, a Brooklyn native with a rich cultural heritage and a graduate of LaGuardia High School and Syracuse University, has demonstrated her versatility across various mediums, including her notable performance in *for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf*. more...

Awards and Nominations


2022 Drama Desk Awards
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play: Kenita R. Miller was nominated but did not win.

2022 Tony Awards
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Kenita R. Miller was nominated but did not win.

for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

dark phrases
graduation nite
now i love somebody more than
no assistance
i'm a poet who . . .
latent rapists'
abortion cycle #1
sechita
toussaint
one
i used to live in the world
pyramid (from international woman's day)
no more love poems #1
no more love poems #2
no more love poems #3
no more love songs #4
somebody almost run off wit alla my stuff
sorry
a night with beau willie brown
a laying on of hands
i found god in myself

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