Barnard College + Souleo Enterprises present STUFF: a Celebration of Ntozake Shange’s ‘for colored girls’




Installation image: Dianne Smith,, STUFF, 2020. Image courtesy Souleo Enterprises

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.

nstallation view. Dianne Smith, STUFF, 2014-2020. Butcher paper, African fabric, wooden mannequin heads, video. Dimensions variable. Video lengths variable. Image via

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.

Register for STUFF Here

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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.