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Structurally, For Colored Girls is a series of 20 poems, collectively called a 'choreopoem.' Shange's poetry expresses the many struggles and obstacles that African-American women face throughout their lives. It is performed by a cast of seven women characters, each of whom is known only by a color: "Lady in Yellow," "Lady in Purple," etc.



The poems deal with love, abandonment, rape, and abortion, embodied by each woman's story. For example, Lady in Blue's visceral account of a woman who chooses to have an abortion, and Lady in Red's tale of domestic violence. The end of the play brings together all of the women for a "laying on of hands," in which Shange evokes the power of womanhood as the Lady in Red begins the mantra "I found God in myself/and I loved her/I loved her fierce."

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As Associate Artistic Director, Randle-Bent will work closely with Newell and other members of the artistic team. She will advise in season planning, manage the development of new work, and - as a part of Court theatre’s new engagement division - help set and articulate strategies for engagement with the many communities Court serves.

for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf have their been?
for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf has had 11 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1976, Off-Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1976, West End which opened in 1979, Regional (US) which opened in 1980, Off-Broadway which opened in 2000, Off-Broadway which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2008, Off-Broadway which opened in 2019 and Broadway which opened in 2022.

What Tony Awards has for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf been nominated for?
Best Play , .

What productions of for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf have their been?
for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf has had 11 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1976, Off-Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1976, West End which opened in 1979, Regional (US) which opened in 1980, Off-Broadway which opened in 2000, Off-Broadway which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2008, Off-Broadway which opened in 2019 and Broadway which opened in 2022.

What is the order of songs in for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf and what's the order?
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

What productions of for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf have there been?
for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf has had 11 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1976, Off-Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1976, West End which opened in 1979, Regional (US) which opened in 1980, Off-Broadway which opened in 2000, Off-Broadway which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2008, Off-Broadway which opened in 2019 and Broadway which opened in 2022.