for colored girls
by Natalie Brown; adapted from the play "for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf" by Ntozake Shange
In 1976, the revolutionary choreopoem for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf opened on Broadway. A landmark piece in American theater and in the Black feminist movement, the piece explores themes including racism, sexism, love, violence, and identity through an ensemble of seven Black women, each of whom represent a color of the rainbow.
This new musical adaptation sets the original text of the play entirely to music, culminating in a two act opera. With this reimagining, we aim to uplift and highlight the original piece in a new way, culminating in what is ultimately a celebration of the complexities of the Black female experience.
This production will be a fully staged show, in continuation of the development process which began in the Fall 2022 semester.
Auditions will be held in the November casting cycle! Stay tuned for more updates and email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions/if you are interested in getting involved. We especially encourage women of color to reach out!
Performance Dates & Times
April 13, 2023 - 7:30pm
April 14, 2023 - 7:30pm
April 15, 2023 - 2:00pm
April 15, 2023 - 8:00pm