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 the panel:
Michael Omoke, artistic director, New Nordic Voices
Dr. Shirley Basfield Dunlap, stage director of Colored girls
Dew Mandonsela, actress in the play, New Nordic Voices
Josette Bushell-Mingo, artistic architect, National Black Theatre of Sweden
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.