Emotional play portrays feminine hardships, love

By Janae Harris, Assistant Photo Editor

The play, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” is scheduled to open the first weekend in December at the Knox Center.
Focusing on themes of sexism, domestic violence, unity, racism, loneliness, love and sisterhood, the play captures the struggle and coming of age tale of seven women portrayed not by names but by different colors.
Through poetic expression and choreographed dance, the seven women each clad in their color from the spectrum of the rainbow relate to audiences their struggles and triumphs in the face of adversity.
Director Terrence Ivory said, “This play is universal. It is not gender specific and I encourage men to see it. This play is a celebration of womanhood, a way to embrace their scars, and I am simply honored to direct this piece.”
Audiences should expect to see a series of poems, music and a lot of movement and choreography throughout the play.
Ivory held casting auditions from Sept. 22-23, in search of seven female roles and one unspeaking male role, all of which have been filled.
The actresses and actor began rehearsals in the Knox Center on Oct. 6.
“I’m here for acting experience. So far the auditions are really fun, but it’s a lot of (dancing),” student actress Kamaria McKinney said.