For Colored Girls - Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford Playhouse
"i found god in myself
& i loved her/i loved her fiercely"
Ntozake Shange’s ‘For Colored Girls [Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf]’ is an innovative piece of theatre that combines poetry, dance, music and song to explore the experiences of seven Black women in the modern world.
The women are unnamed – instead, identified only by the colour of their clothing. Through interconnected poetic monologues, their personal stories of heartbreak, loss, joy and love are woven together.
By telling their stories the women are able to find themselves and each other, growing and healing together in this empowering celebration of Black women, of self-love and of sisterhood.
Offensive language, discussions of rape, suicide, abortion, violence.
Lady in Red: Princess Ashilokun
Lady in Orange: Taiwo Ava Oyebola
Lady in Green: Amelia Thornber
Lady in Blue: Oluchi Ezeh
Lady in Purple: Maryam Rimi
Lady in Brown: Olaide Adejobi
Lady in Yellow: Tayo Ward-Brew
Sechita: Michaela James
Director/Producer: Georgina Ramsay
Assistant Producer: Francesca Amewudah-Rivers
Assistant Director: Oluchi Ezeh
Marketing: Ebubechi Okpalugo
Graphic Design: Desola Kazeem
Costume & Makeup: Zeynab Alwi
Set Design: Erica Nuamah
Lighting: Linette Chan and Dhanya Nair
Info: For Colored Girls is at the Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford Playhouse, Gloucester Street OX1 2BN Oxford, Oxfordshire from 5th - 9th June 2018, 7.30pm | book tickets