In celebration of the 45th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s ‘for colored girls,’ Barnard College + Souleo Enterprises present the virtual event, STUFF ~ Dianne Smith’s installation in the lobby of Barnard College’s Milstein Center.
Marking the Broadway debut of Ntozake Shange‘s (’70) groundbreaking work, “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf” the online event will take place on Monday, March 22nd from 7:00-8:00pm.
This will be an evening of special remarks, a panel discussion, audience Q&A, and musical and dance performances inspired by Shange’s legacy. On tap, viewers will hear from Ifa Bayeza, award-winning playwright, producer and conceptual theater artist; Okwui Okpokwasili, multidisciplinary performing artist; Martha Redbone, vocalist, songwriter, composer, and educator; Dianne Smith, multidisciplinary artist; and Moderator, Souleo, Independent curator.
The event, which will have live captioning, is presented in partnership with Barnard College and is part of the two-year long Shange Magic Project, a collaboration of BLAIS and Africana Studies.
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Take a look-back at Souleo’s Styling: Black Expression, Rebellion, and Joy through Fashion at The Nordstrom Store at Columbus Circle last year, and a look-back at Uptown, Betty Clayton curated by Souleo at Elizabeth Dee Gallery.