MIT Black Theatre Guild

Black Theater Guild and MIT Dramashop collaborate to present

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

written and lyrics by Ntozake Shange

Director-Tommy DeFrantz

FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF is a choreopoem; a blend of poetry, dance and theater. FOR COLORED GIRLS...... is a group of 20 poems to be performed by seven women, that speak to the power of Black women to survive in the face of life challenges and pain. Each poem brings the audience into the life of another Black Woman. The poems all cut across time, place and history. The actors are represented by colors of the rainbow.

The Cast

Lady in Purple Kortney Adams G
Lady in Green Jovonne J. Bickerstaff 02
Lady in Brown Maru Colbert G
Lady in Navy April M. Griffin 99
Lady in Gray Ticora V. Jones 00
Lady in Yellow Erica Shelton 99
Lady in Turquoise Eboney Smith 01
Lady in Orange Huanne Thomas 02
Lady in Red Shanice Williams 00

The Crew

Director Tommy DeFrantz
Set Designer Eto Otitigbe 99
Costume Designers Tamara Kearney 99
Stephanie Espy 01
Lighting Designer Richard Marcus
Sound Designer and DJ Aron Qasba 00
Technical Coordinator William Fregosi
Technical Director Michael Katz
Costume Design Advisor Leslie Cocuzzo Held
Costume Shop Supervisor Diane Brainerd
Stage Manager Sean Austin 99
Assistant Stage Managers Neena Kadaba 02
Julie Park 99S
Producer Jeanne Sun 01
Master Electrician Matthew Cain 02S
Light Board Operators Matthew Cain 02
Jake Wildstrom 02
Scenic Artists Vince Carballo 00
Guillermo A. Fisher 01
Jose Vera 99

Performance Dates

April 22, 1999
April 24-25, 1999
April 29-May 1, 1999