For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf
By Ntozake Shange
For Colored Girlsis a series of 20 poems, collectively called a “choreopoem.” Shange’s poetry expresses the many struggles and obstacles that African-American women face throughout their lives. It is performed by a cast of seven women characters, each of whom is known only by a color: “Lady in Yellow,” “Lady in Purple,” etc. The poems deal with love, abandonment, rape, and abortion, embodied by each woman’s story, e.g. Lady in Blue’s visceral account of a woman who chooses to have an abortion, and Lady in Red’s tale of domestic violence. The end of the play brings together all of the women for “a laying on of hands,” in which Shange evokes the power of womanhood as the Lady in Red begins the mantra “I found God in myself/and I loved her/I loved her fiercely.”
Audition dates and time: Monday, June 13th 6:30pm-8pm
Wednesday, June 15th 6:30pm-8pm
Dayton Street Theatre
1468 Dayton Street
Aurora, CO 80010
Actors should bring a headshot and resume and prepare a 2 minute
Rehearsals will begin Monday, June 20th. “For Colored Girls” will open July 22nd and run through July 31st.
Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm, Saturday Matinee at 2pm and Sunday early evening at 5:30pm.
All actors are paid a stipend
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org