Project1voice BENEFIT 2014 - For Colored Girls
Monday, June 16, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Project1voice (Cleveland) presents ~ for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange - A Benefit national staged reading. Directed by Dale Shields (iforcolor.org)The Cast features recording artist Mariama Whyte*,Kimberly Brown Nina Domnique Glover, Maha McCain, Pia Long, Benita Rahman, Sabrina McPherson.
Production Stage Manager is Debra Rose.
TALK-BACK PANEL ~ Dianne McIntyre. - Dr. Heather E. Burton - Dr. Donna McIntyre Whyte - LaToyia Jones
When & Where
Project1voice (Cleveland) presents ~
for colored girls who have considered suicide /
when the rainbow is enuf
by Ntozake Shange
A Benefit National Staged Reading
Directed by Dale Ricardo Shields (iforcolor.org)
Mariama Whyte*Kimberly Brown*Nina Domnique Glover
Maha McCain*Pia Long
Benita Rahman*Sabrina McPherson
Production Stage Manager - Debra Rose
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf (sometimes stylized as) for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf) is a 1975 experimental choreopoem by Ntozake Shange. Initially staged in California, it has been performed Off-Broadway and on Broadway, and adapted as a book, a television film, and a theatrical film. The 1976 Broadway production was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.
*For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf (sometimes stylized as for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf). This groundbreaking "choreopoem" modern day classic was first produced in New York City in 1975 with Henry Street Settlement and Joseph Papp Public Theatre and then made its Broadway debut in 1976. It is a spellbinding collection of vivid prose and free verse narrative about and performed by Black women. Twenty poems capturing the brutal, tender and dramatic lives of contemporary Black women, For Colored Girls... offers a transformative, riveting evening of provocative dance, music and poetry.
"A triumphant event, filled with humor. Pure theatre."- New York Daily News
" A poignant, gripping, angry and beautiful work."- Time
Project1voice,a national not-for-profit performing arts organization created in 2010 advocating on issues that directly affect Black theatre. We are dedicated to the preservation of the legacy and tradition of the art and artist of Black theatre. We bring together a diverse group of talented (AEA) professional and semi-professional (community) artsit. We are celebrating and educating about Black Theatre by presenting exceptional full staged readings and talkback sessions. Past readings have preseted the work of playwrights Alice Childress (Trouble in Mind), James Baldwin (The Amen Corner) and Charles Fuller (A Soldier's Play).
Project1voice receives no traditional funding from any grant funding institutions. Your ticket purchase is our only support towards our historical and social artistic mission.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT - Project1voice (Cleveland)