Somebody, Sing a Black Girl’s Song

Somebody, Sing a Black Girl’s Song

By WNYC Studios

Notes from America

Monday, 16 May

An intergenerational meditation on Ntozake Shange’s iconic Broadway play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf. First, host Kai Wright and producer Regina de Heer speak with the director and choreographer of the current Broadway Revival, Camille A. Brown. Then, performers Trezana BeverleyAku Kadogo, and Carol Maillard reminisce on the original production and working with the show's legendary creator, Ntozake Shange. 

 A special thanks to actor Francina Smith for her reading of "Dark Phrases."

Companion listening for this episode:

Lynn Nottage: Unexpected Optimist (1/3/2022)

Playwright Lynn Nottage breaks down her remarkable career and shares how, as an optimist at heart, she finds the light and resilience in unexpected stories.

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