Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc., the premiere African-American theatre company of the Low Country, is preparing for its 2018 Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival offering, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf”. This colorful choreopoem by the internationally recognized Ntozake Shange tells of some of the compelling and dramatic challenges women in general and Black women in particular have endured through the years.
Featuring seven women who now make Charleston their home, and fueled on by the #MeToo Movement, the evening explores and highlights some of these challenges, while also sharing with the audience what life for some of these evolving characters have endured as they tried to enjoy life in the era, while expressing their feelings through theater and echoes the poetry in the everyday language of Black America.
Focused on the 1970s, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf” shows women coming from all walks of life, having various memories as they gather together to reveal their disappointments, and the anger and pain they endured as they tell their stories.
The production features Ketrena Kirkland, Demetria E. Johnson, Alisa Locke, Trinvella Wizzard-McKinnon, Saralyn Ortiz, Michelle Warren and Stella Williams as the colorful women revealing their truths.
“A wonderful story the whole family can enjoy, but with adult content,” says Art Gilliard, Founding Artistic Director of Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc.
The performance takes place at the Footlight Players Theatre (20 Queen Street) as a part of the 2018 Piccolo Spoleto Art Festival Theatre Series.
Friday, June 1 at 7:00PM
Saturday, June 2 at 4:00PM
Friday, June 8 at 4:00PM
Saturday, June 9 at 7:00PM
Sunday, June 10 at 4:00PM
Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc. is supported in part by a major grant from the City of Charleston. Additional support is provided by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, and supporters like you.