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

The history of black women in America: having emigrated on a purely involuntary basis, they became slaves to white America and nurturers to white America's offspring. They were rewarded by being the last Americans given the right to vote. This explosive, vivid "choreopoem" illuminates the story of black women in America as they celebrate in song, poetry and dance their strength, beauty and enormous capacity for love. The seven women comprising the cast, including author Ntozake Shange, share with the viewer their exuberance for life and their ability to begin again, no matter how ridiculous the odds.

"A play that should be seen, savored and treasured." The New York Times

1982, 80 minutes, Color

Cast: Alfre Woodard , Ntozake Shange , Lynn Whitfield


Written by: Ntozake Shange

Music by: Baikida Carroll

Directed by: Oz Scott


Produced by: Lindsay Law

Executive Producer: Jac Venza


A presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York, American Playhouse 1982

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