For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf
presented by the UMSL Department of Theatre, Dance and Media Studies.
For Colored Girls is a series of poems, collectively called a "choreopoem." Shange's poetry expresses the many struggles and obstacles that African-American women face throughout their lives. However, the struggles and victories illuminated transcend race. Ntozake spent her childhood in St.Louis and the piece is filled with nostalgic visuals that represent vivid memories of what St. Louis was and has become.