Ntozake Shange / a laying on of hands / i found god in myself


The finale of her 1976 coreopoem "for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf," performed by the whole cast. Music by Diana Wharton.

Originally produced at The Public's New York Shakespeare Theatre Festival, it later transferred to Broadway's Booth Theatre where it ran 742 performances.

Cast: Trazana Beverley (Lady in Red), Laurie Carlos (Lady in Blue), Risë Collins (Lady in Purple), Aku Kadogo (Lady in Yellow), Janet League (Lady in Brown), Paula Moss (Lady in Green) and Ntozake Shange (Lady in Orange)

Excerpted from the Buddha Records Original Broadway Cast Recording LP, ripped by me.

Photo credit: Martha Swope

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