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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf

Martinson Theater

October 8 - November 17

First Major New York Revival
Written by Ntozake Shange
Choreography by Camille A. Brown
Directed by Leah C. Gardiner

A groundbreaking work in modern American theater, FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF, returns to The Public for the first time since it premiered in 1976, before its breakthrough run on Broadway.

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 (Born Bad, generations, If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka) 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.

FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF is made possible by the Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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PRODUCTION NOTE

This production is in development. Please check back closer to your performance for run time and specifics about show effects that may be of concern. As sensitivities vary from person to person, if you have specific questions regarding content, please call us at 212.967.7555.

Background Image Photo Credit: Joseph Augstein

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