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Martinson Theater at Joseph Papp Public Theater

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, Martinson Theater at Joseph Papp Public Theater, NYC Show Poster
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Martinson Theater at Joseph Papp Public Theater

425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Important Dates
Preview
Oct 08, 2019
Opening
Oct 22, 2019
Closing
Nov 24, 2019
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Ntozake Shange's groundbreaking work returns to the Public Theater for the first time since 1976.

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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. Obie Award winner Leah C. Gardiner directs this seminal work that speaks to our world today about women’s struggles, strength, desires, resilience, and the sanctified magic of love and possibility.

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Cast

  • Lady in Blue
    Sasha Allen
  • Lady in Brown
    Celia Chevalier
  • Lady in Orange
    Danaya Esperanza
  • Lady in Red
    Jayme Lawson
  • Lady in Yellow
    Adrienne C. Moore
  • Lady in Green
    Okwui Okpokwasili
  • Lady in Purple
    Alexandria Wailes

Creative

  • Written by
    Ntozake Shange
  • Director
    Leah C. Gardiner
  • Choreographer
    Camille A. Brown
  • Set Designer
    Myung Hee Cho
  • Costume Designer
    Toni-Leslie James
  • Lighting Designer
    Jiyoun Chang
  • Sound Designer
    Megumi Katayama
  • Original Compositions
    Martha Redbone