Breaking news: Stuart Carden announced as new Artistic Director! Click here to learn more!

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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf

At a time when there were few stories about women of color, poet-activist-novelist-playwright Shange penned a now-seminal and treasured work of American Theatre. Seven African American women, each identified solely by a color, traverse class, gender, sexuality, and geography in this highly personal ‘choreo-poem.’ “Remarkable,” says The New York Times, “a joyous celebration” that weaves word and dance into something genuinely special, something to “be savored and treasured.”

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In the news:

Announcing Stuart Carden as Artistic Director!

We are excited to announce that after a comprehensive national search, Stuart Carden has been selected as Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s next artistic director. He will join Angela Lee Gieras, Executive Director of KCRep, as co-leader of our region’s flagship theatre and professional theatre in residence at UMKC.

Stuart boasts an outstanding record of artistic excellence and leadership experience at theatres like ours across the country, and we are thrilled that he will soon join us in our work to produce theatre that reflects the passions, curiosity, and stories of the diverse communities that make up our vibrant city. Learn More


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