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

September 15, 2018 - September 29, 2018

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Written by Ntozake Shange
Directed by Elizabeth Carter

Seven individual stories of women capturing the brutal, tender, and dramatic lives in Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls… offers a transformative, riveting evening of provocative dance, music, and poetry.

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For Colored Girls… is as current as it was in 1975 when it forever changed theater. We are still experiencing the systemic racism that traps our communities, experiencing domestic and societal violence, and feeling the invisibility makes us have to shout to have our voices heard. But it is also the joy of black girl magic. The feeling of sharing with other black women our beauty, our laughter, our knowing. Our uniqueness. From our ancestral mothers to now it is the journey of black womanhood.

For Colored Girls… is a sistah circle, a ritual we allow ourselves as black women to exorcise our pain, be our whole complicated selves and celebrate our love for one another. Through this we can heal ourselves for ourselves and shout “I found god in myself and I loved her/I loved her fiercely.” – Elizabeth Carter, Director


September 15, 2018
September 29, 2018
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Taube Atrium Theater
401 Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102 United States


Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
(415) 474-8800