Whitney Weathersby, Sadé Jones, Chelsea Manasseri, Patricia Robinson, Ebony Stewart, Minerva Villa, and Chandra Washington.

Whitney Weathersby, Sadé Jones, Chelsea Manasseri, Patricia Robinson, Ebony Stewart, Minerva Villa, and Chandra Washington.

SEASON 24 | FEBRUARY 2012

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf

By Ntozake Shange
Directed by Zell Miller, III
Presented by UpRise! Productions and The VORTEX

 

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf returns to the VORTEX stage after receiving standing ovations and rave reviews through its entire run last September.

For Colored Girls is like live jazz. You may not recognize subtle time-signature changes or understand the precision of syncopation, but you know you like what you hear. You may not be a woman or black or an experimental theatre enthusiast, but there is much to appreciate in the sincere ensemble of this For Colored Girls. As Miller said in a talkback session, “If the saxophone player gets too into himself, the whole thing is fucked.” But For Colored Girls never is
— Jillian Owens, Austin Chronicle
...melding dance, poetry, and music to convey evocative fragments of the female experience. Dealing with issues of love and abandonment, rape and abortion, the play is still relevant 35 years after its first performance, striking chords with women of all colors and backgrounds.... recapture this essential and unembellished magic. . Miller’s performers are clearly in sync with each other and the script itself, giving rhythm and nuance to each story
— Cate Blouke, Austin American-Statesman

CAST

Whitney Weathersby, Sadé Jones, Chelsea Manasseri, Patricia Robinson, Ebony Stewart, Minerva Villa, and Chandra Washington.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Directed by award-winning theatre artist Zell Miller, III. Choreography by Ananda Mayi Moss and Sadé Jones.