Ntozake  Shange

Ntozake Shange

Playwright, Author


Biography


Ntozake Shange was an author and a poet who had a strong connection to the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 70s. Shange was a Black feminist who grappled with Racism, Femininity, Blackness, Abuse, Sexuality and more in her works. Her most famous piece, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf, a 20-part Choreopoem, was the second play by an African-American Female to be produced on Broadway.


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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf is a choreopoem by Ntozake Shange, Premiering in 1976 in Berkeley, California, For Colored Girls… was Ntozake’s first and most widely produced work. The... read more

Overview

Nationality
American
Born
10/18/1948
Died
10/27/2018
Show Categories
Play
Genres
Drama

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