Stage and screen actress Jasmine Guy, who has become a True Colors fixture — starring in recent productions of Miss Evers' Boys and Blues for an Alabama Sky — will make her directorial debut with the Atlanta staging of Ntozake Shange's play.
"I love the words, messages and sisterhood," Guy said in a statement. "I love the movement and singing throughout the piece. Overall, it shows different colors of pain, struggle and celebration."
Running July 12-Aug. 9, the work is described as "a joyous celebration of a unique culture and a wrenchingly real portrait of the struggle of an oppressed minority. for colored girls tells the timeless story through 20 beautiful vignettes that inspire laughter and tears for the passion and pain of the black woman's experience."
Givens appeared on Broadway in Chicago and Off-Broadway in The Vagina Monologues. She is known for her work on screen in "The Family That Preys," "House of Payne," "Boomerang," "A Good Night To Die," as well as in "The Bill Cosby Show," "Moesha," "Diff'rent Strokes," "In the House" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."
Nicole Ari Parker's screen credits include "Second Time Around," "Soul Food," "Boogie Nights," "200 Cigarettes," "Stonewall," "The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love" and "Remember the Titans." She appeared Off-Broadway in June and Jean in Concert and The Flatted Fifth. For tickets phone (404) 588-0308 or visit TrueColorsTheatreCompany.
The Southwest Arts Center is located at 915 New Hope Road in Atlanta, GA.