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 ‘choreopoem.’ “Remarkable,” says The New York Times, “a joyous celebration” that weaves word and dance into something genuinely special, something to “be savored and treasured.”

This show is 90 minutes long with no intermission.
Please note that a smoke machine is used during this performance.
Recommended for children grade 8 and up.


Written by
Ntozake Shange Directed by
Khanisha Foster
  • “Excellent production and performances… It is at this point that art is truly at its most vital: giving voice to the voiceless, and amplifying the subdued.”

    Kelly Luck for Broadway World
  • "A rollercoaster of emotions… One minute you could be dying laughing, and the next could leave you in tears. You can feel every word.”

    Ciara Pate for University News
  • "Timeless in message and stunning in presentation, 'For Colored Girls…' still resonates."

    Greg Cantrell for KC Applauds

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at Copaken Stage

Preview Performance
Opening Night
  1. Oct
    13
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    14
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    15
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    8:00PM
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    8:00PM
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    7:00PM
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    25
    SOLD OUT
    8:00PM
  14. Oct
    262:00PM8:00PM
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  20. Nov
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    2
    2:00PMSigned Performance8:00PM
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Director:
Khanisha Foster
Stage Manager:
Tenley Pitonzo
Choreographer:
Brigette Dunn-Korpela
Set Design:
Sheryl Liu
Costume Design:
Samantha C. Jones
Light Design:
Akin Ritchie
Sound Design:
Miles Polaski
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