Panel discussion about New Nordic Voices
Kaisaniemenkatu 9, Helsinki, Suomi
Welcome to a pre-performance discussion about the New Nordic Voices’ (DK) play “For colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the Rainbow is enuf”.
The production, which has received a grant from the Culture and Art Programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers, has its Finland premiere in Caisa Culture Centre the same evening. http://www.caisa.fi
In the panel:
Dr. Shirley Basfield Dunlap, stage director of Colored girls
Michael Omoke, artistic director, New Nordic Voices
Alice Knuth, actress in the play
Moderator: Petra Laiti from Ruska Ensemble.
“For colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the Rainbow is enuf” by poet and playwright Ntozake Shange tells the stories of seven women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society while echoing abandonment, sisterhood, domestic violence and female empowerment. It is a collection of 20 choreopoems, woven together by seven women on stage. The award-winning play was first performed in 1976 and remains relevant today.Go to Facebook event page