Black History Month Play Showcases Mental Health Struggles Women Face 

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St. HOPE is pleased to partner with Celebration Arts to present the play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf at the historic Guild Theater. Directed by the visionary Voress Franklin, this iconic choreopoem is a profound exploration of racism, oppression, and sexism. The production weaves the tales of seven women through poetry, music, and dance, delivering a powerful narrative filled with passion and raw honesty.

“We are elated to bring this groundbreaking production to the Guild Theater showcasing the transformative power of Black storytelling under the imaginative direction of Voress Franklin,” said James Ellison, Artistic Director for Celebration Arts. “Our partnership with St. HOPE during Black History Month amplifies our community visibility, showcasing the richness of our productions that focus on the Black experience.”

Dr. Halifu Osumare, noted author, professor emerita of African American Studies, and close friend of playwright and poet Ntozake Shange, offers dramaturgy for the production and will appear in a post-show talk on February 11 with director Voress Franklin. A Cast Talk Back will occur on February 18.

The performance will run from February 2 – 25, 2024. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.