Update: RSVPs for this event are currently at capacity. This free event has been oversold to ensure maximum capacity. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for registration and open gallery hours. AAMP may accomodate walk-up attendees based upon actual attendance with a first-come waitlist. If you have additional quesitons, or would like to request press/VIP access, please contact James Claiborne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“i found god in myself and i loved her i loved her fiercely” ― Ntozake Shange
On Friday, December 2, AAMP presents a very special INTERACTIVE screening of the original 1982 PBS taping of Ntozake Shange's seminal choreopoem, for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, which stars Oscar nominee and Emmy-winner Alfre Woodard and Lynn Whitfield.
This free screening is hosted by i found god in myself curator Souleo and Philadelphia's own Stephanie Renee, this can't-miss screening invites the audiences to join in the conversation by collectively reciting the poignant, timeless narrative and lines found within Shange's writing. Guests are invited, and encouraged, to laugh, cry and sing out loud to this black classic.
This interactive screening will open with a conversation between exhibit curator Souleo and several artists from AAMP's fall/winter exhibition, i found god in myself: the 40 anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls, which opens on October 1 and runs through January 2. More details on this artist talk will be posted shortly!
- Doors Open: 5:30 p.m.
- Open Gallery Hours: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
- Artist Talk & Film Screening: 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
More on for colored girls (film)
Oscar nominee and Emmy-winner Alfre Woodard and Lynn Whitfield celebrate in song, poetry and dance their strength, beauty and enormous capacity for love. this explosive, vivid choreopoem illuminates the story and struggle of black women in America. The even somen 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. Orginally taped by PBS in 1982.
i found god in myself: the 40 anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls is a two gallery art exhibit celebrating the 40th anniversary of the choreopoem/play for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, curated by Souleo Wright. Learn more at www.aampmuseum.org/exhibitions.
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