Obsidian Theater presents For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf
Obsidian Theater opens the 2018 season with the groundbreaking "choroepoem," For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf. This spellbinding collection of vivid prose and free verse narratives, about and performed by Black women.
Written by Ntozake Shange, For Colored Girls... interweaves the stories of seven women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society. Twenty separate poems, choreographed to music, weave the interconnected stories of love, empowerment, struggle, and loss into a powerful and complex representation of sisterhood. Written in a way that mimics how real women speak, Shange tackles the topics of rape, abandonment, abortion and domestic violence.
Winner of the 1977 Obie Award for Distinguished Production and 1976 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play, For Colored Girls... captures the brutal, tender and dramatic lives of contemporary Black women.