Welcome to a Q&A with the cast of New Nordic Voices about the play “For colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the Rainbow is enuf.” National Black Theatre of Sweden is joining the talk to discuss their work with NBTS – a consistent platform to African and Afro-Swedish plays, stories and African descent artists. We will reflect on cultural diversification on stage and the importance of intersectional platforms within the cultural sector in Sweden, Denmark and USA.
In the panel:
Dr. Shirley Basfield Dunlap, stage director of Colored girls
Josette Bushell-Mingo, artistic architect, National Black Theatre of Sweden
Moderator: Alle Eriksson, TRYCK
September 6th 2019
17:30 – 18:00 (pre-performance)
“For colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the Rainbow is enuf” by poet and playwright Ntozake Shange tells the stories of seven women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society while echoing abandonment, sisterhood, domestic violence and female empowerment. It is a collection of 20 choreopoems, woven together by seven women on stage. The award-winning play was first performed in 1976 and remains relevant today.