The Texas Southern University theatre department recently debuted their performance of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf in house at the Ollington Smith Playhouse.

TSU alumnae Erika Walton directed the choreopoem. The famous choreopoem is a series of 20 separate poems that weaves interconnected stories of a group of African-American women through dance, poetry, and music. The poems contain themes of love, empowerment, loss, struggle and sisterhood.

In the cast were Jessica Johnson, Catherine McGrue, Oshyn Ashford, Taylor Kelly, Daisha Nash, Nayajah Davis, and Brandy Casey. TSU theatre will also be performing the piece at The DeLuxe Theater October 14 and 15. In attendance were Dr. Dianne Jemison Pollard, Darleen Hosea-King, Miguelina Castillo, Lewis E. Roberts, Jr. , Jermiah Crawford, Hannah Brown and a host of TSU students and theatre enthusiasts.

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