Schomburg Center Will Celebrate Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls With Exhibition, Panel and Programs

News   Schomburg Center Will Celebrate Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls With Exhibition, Panel and Programs The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Manhattan is mounting a visual arts exhibition entitled "I found god in myself: The 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls," an exploration and interpretation of Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf.

According to the New York Times, the exhibition will be open Sept. 19, 2014-Jan. 3, 2015, and will represent the Tony-nominated work through 20 commissioned pieces that correspond to 20 poems in the text.

The exhibition will also include archival material, including the Playbill and photos from the original 1976 Broadway production.

The Schomburg will also host two public programs in connection with the exhibition. A panel discussion and Q&A with Shange will be held Oct. 15, and a "Talks at the Schomburg" program (with For Colored Girls as the topic) will be held Nov. 20.

In conjunction with the Schomburg exhibition, visual art related to For Colored Girls is on display through Oct. 25 at La Maison d'Art (259 W. 132nd Street) and at the Sol Studio (2073 Seventh Avenue).

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf opened Sept. 15, 1976, at the Booth Theatre. It received a 1977 Tony nomination for Best Play as well as a Featured Actress Tony win for Trazana Beverley. Visit NYPL.org/Locations/Schomburg.

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