Coppin Repertory Theatre presents " . . . for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf"

  • Date: October 04th, 2018
  • Location: The Theatre Lab Grace Hill Jacobs Building Lower Level 2500 West North Avenue Baltimore, MD 21216-3698
  • Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Cost: Coppin and BCCC students w/ ID: $10; Non-Coppin Students w/IDs: $20; Senior Citizens: $20; General Public: $25; Discounts for groups of 10 or more: Call Dr. Garey A. Hyatt: 410-951-3369

“somebody/ anybody . . . sing a black girl’s song bring her out to know herself . . . carin/ struggle/ hard times sing her song of life . . . .

she’s been dead so long    

closed in silence for so long    

she doesn’t know the sound    

of her own voice    

.   .   .  

sing the song of her possibilities    

.   .   . 

let her be born    

& handled warmly.”

Ntozake Shange’s characters, seven African American women identified only by the names of colors, communicate through poetry, music and dance, revealing the women’s perceptions of their own experiences, sexuality and relationships.  Portraying multiple characters, they lead us into their lives’ journeys .  .  .  lighthearted .  .  .  bewildered .  .  .  sorrowful .  .  .  indignant .  .  . outraged .  .  .  gut-wrenching .  .  .   agonized .  .  .  and, ultimately, resilient.  Speaking their own truths and listening to each other’s voices, they propel themselves into the joy and richness of self-affirmation, emerging into serene, powerful sisterhood.  This production is directed by Mama Rashida Forman-Bey, a Coppin urban arts senior and one of the founding directors of WombWork Productions.



Performances will be held Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, October 4, 5, 6 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 7 at 3:00 p.m. in the Theatre Lab, on the lower level of the Grace Hill Jacobs Building.  Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors and non-Coppin students and $10 for Coppin and BCCC students with IDs.  Tickets are available at   and at the door.  Reservations are highly recommended.  For additional information, contact Dr. Garey A. Hyatt at 410 – 951-3369 or 


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