Broadway is gifting fans of the arts and theater a major treat, currently featuring the timeless classic revival of ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When The Rainbow Is Enuf’
Directed by Camille A. Brown, the adapted revival stems from the original choreopoem from legendary writer Ntozake Shange.
Notably working as the choreographer on a 2019 production of the play at The Public Theater off-Broadway; Camille has further extended her role to make history as the first Black woman to successfully uphold both titles of director and choreographer of a Broadway production in over six decades.
Consisting of the perfect blend of realistic raw and relatable experiences paired with poetry, music, monologues and dance, “For Colored Girls..” serves as a love letter to Black women all over the world.
Fueled with vibrational colors closely connected to the rainbow to symbolize each woman’s journey through pain, tragedy, suffering, learning, adapting and overall healing. The all woman star power cast is a masterpiece of talent and presence, consisting of Broadway elites Kenita R. Miller, Tendayi Kuumba and Alexandria Wailes alongside Broadway newcomers D. Woods, Okwui Okpokwasili, Stacey Sargeant and Amara Granderson.
For ‘Colored Girls..’ serves as a theatric rights of passage, classically embedded with a relatable and authentic thread of Black women’s experiences of life, relationships, individualism, family and femininity.
Too often films, series and projects of the arts are reimaged to fit the scope of White America. It is throughly refreshing to witness such an influential work of art that has successfully been so impactful to our community, remain true to the essence and multidimensional layers of being a Black woman.
Cousins! Be sure to take your mamas, aunties, fellow cousins, friends and or lovers to the ultimate celebration of being unapologetically Black and most importantly a Colored Girl.