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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is not Enuf

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Title:
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is not Enuf
Description:
This clips features an in-studio performance by Barbara Alston from the play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is not Enuf by Ntozake Shange. This performance was filmed at the time the play was being staged in Boston. Overall the program consists of a number of magazine-style segments, including a Barbara Barrow interview with actors Paula Larke and Barbara Alston about their current performances in a production of Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is not Enuf, three performances from For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is not Enuf (two by Paula Larke, one by Barbara Alston); an "Open Platform" debate moderated by Melvin Moore on whether or not Third World women should participate in the women's movement (with debaters Brenda Verner (a media analyst) and Michele Wallace (lecturer at New York University), and panelists Leah Fletcher (reporter for the Boston Herald American) and freelance writer Jan Gadson), and the "Say Brother News" with Leah Fletcher, Sonny Joe White, Eric Sampedro, and Milly Kiung. Fletcher's report features an interview with sociologist Joyce Ladner, who recently spoke at Boston University about the Black family; White's report features an interview with jazz musician Dexter Gordon. Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Eric Himes.
Director:
Himes, Eric
Creator:
Moore, Melvin
Producer:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Reporter:
Fletcher, Leah
Contributor:
Horne, Danny
Contributor:
MacDonald, Greg
Contributor:
Waters, Mitch
Contributor:
Wareham, Skip
Contributor:
White, Conrad
Contributor:
Stewart, Aubrey
Contributor:
Demers, Leo
Contributor:
Tomaselli, Robert
Contributor:
Johnson, Nat
Contributor:
Smith, Lee
Contributor:
Wilson, Bob
Contributor:
Sullivan, John L.
Contributor:
Rivera, George
Host:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Reporter:
Kiung, Milly
Host:
Moore, Melvin
Contributor:
McGonagle, Richard
Contributor:
Clark, Marvin
Contributor:
Cronin, Mary
Contributor:
Plausse, John
Contributor:
Hill, Rebecca
Contributor:
Kane, Pat
Contributor:
Fairweather, Bill
Contributor:
Buccheri, Ron
Contributor:
Mahard, Fran
Researcher:
Yang, Eileen
Contributor:
Smith, Kathy
Contributor:
Lewis, Webster
Contributor:
Morton, Wil
Contributor:
LaBillois, Ann
Contributor:
Coleman, Vern
Reporter:
Sampedro, Eric
Contributor:
MacKnight, John
Contributor:
Clarke, Brian
Contributor:
Mackles, Gene
Date:
December 9, 1977
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
Gadson, Jan
Fletcher, Leah
Wallace, Michele
African American theater
African American actresses
Verner, Brenda
Alston, Barbara
Kirk, Roland
Larke, Paula
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Not Enuf (Theatrical production)
Gutierrez, Fernando
Ladner, Joyce
Gordon, Dexter
Tri-City Mental Health Center (Malden, Mass.)
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_1CAAFD187B914423893693CF3EE26759