FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF

Genre: Drama
Written By Ntozake Shange; Directed by Keith Lee Grant

For Colored Girls...

This remarkable choreopoem by Ntozaka Shange has not been seen at the HRT since 2005. Now is the ideal time to stage a revival of this powerful African American theatrical classic. Seven of the HRT’s finest actresses will bring Shange’s 20 heart-wrenching and soul-affirming poems to the stage in this much anticipated revival.

The production will be staged in an intimate environmental theatre space. This unusual seating arrangement will allow the audience to be close to the action as our brilliant young actresses take them on a passionate journey through Shange’s Tony award winning masterwork!

Open:   12/28/13
Close:   01/11/14

Schedule:
Saturday @ 2pm
Theater:   133rd Street Arts Center
Address:   308 West 133rd Street - 2 Fl
New York, NY 10027
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Cost:General $10, Premium $20
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Presented by: Harlem Repertory Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.harlemrepertorytheatre.org

Jasmine Holloway is a singer/actress who is making her first appearance with the Harlem Repertory Theatre in their 2013-14 season. Ms. Holloway’s love for musical theatre first awakened in the living room of her cousin’s home as she watched the musical ANNIE for the first time. She took her passion for music even further when she became a member of the touring Girls Choir of Harlem. While in college, Ms. Holloway became heavily involved with theatre by performing in various productions including STEPPING OUT, INTO THE WOODS AND LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Jasmine was nominated for the Richard Maltby Jr. Award for Musical Theatre Excellence during the 2013 Kennedy Center College Theatre Festival for her performance as Chiffon in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. 


Ms. Holloway plans to continue her undergraduate education and training in musical theatre at Pace University, in addition to being a resident member of the HRT and other professional theater companies.

 Kyria Geneva from a young age has always dreamed of becoming an actress. What drew this New York native to become an actress was her first major performance at Aaron Davis Hall in a production of My Fathers Will at the age of twelve which was produced by the Harlem Tabernacle Church’s Music and Arts Department; where both of her parents were pastors. From that moment on she knew that acting was her gift. Kyria has been in numerous productions, including The WIZ with the Harlem Repertory Theatre during the summer of 2009 and Underneath It All with Get Write Entertainment. She has done film work for The Los Angeles Art Institute, SiTV in Los Angeles California and New Line Productions. She is also a playwright, director and has studied theatre at The City College of New York. Ms. Geneva has such a passion for acting because she knows that her gifts come from God. Kyria is a young woman with high expectations and countless ambitions, “dream big, the sky is the limit!”

Natalia Peguero is a City College of New York alumna with a BA in Theatre. She is a founding member of HRT since its inception in 2003, under the direction of Keith Lee Grant. Her roles with the HRT include, Shelia in Hair, Deena Jones in DreamGirls, Lady Blue in FOR Colored Girls..., Lula in Dutchman, Gloria in Tamborines To Glory, Amelia in Ain't Misbehavin', and Gratziella in West side Story. Ms. Peguero’s other performance credits include Queen in The Life (directed by Julio Matos), Sandy in Flahooley (Theatre For The New City), and Stella in A Bronx Christmas Carol. Last summer Ms. Peguero worked with Roy Arias in Sex On The Beach, directed by Alfred Preisser. She occasionally performs as a background singer for legendary freestyle groups TKA and Merengue singer Carlos David. Natalia is also a member of REVOLUCION LATINA.

 Janine Rainteau was exposed to the arts at a very early age and has always found her comfort on the stage. Since moving to New York City from, “across the pond” she has graduated from The City College of New York (CCNY) with a BFA in Classical vocal performance with a minor in theatre. She is currently a member of the Yip Harburg Rainbow Troupe. 


While studying at CCNY Ms. Rainteau starred in, THE OTHER SHORE, COMEDY OF ERRORS, THE FULL MONTY and she made her debut with the Harlem Repertory Theatre in their 2009 production of FLAHOOLEY at Theater For The New City. Ms. Rainteau is delighted to be performing with the Harlem Repertory theatre again this season. "The world is your stage!"

 Tamadra Williams was born and raised in Brooklyn New York. Since she was a little girl, acting has always been her passion. She trained at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and continues her training at the City College of New York where she will graduate in the spring 2014 with a B.A. in Theatre. Some of Ms. Williams’ interests include classical acting, improvisation and speaking in a range of accents and dialects. Ms. Williams was featured in the October 2013 film, THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE, directed by George Tillman, Jr. and LIFE IS A DREAM, directed by Diana Dowling. She studied nursing for nearly two years before deciding to change her major to theatre and pursue an acting career. Ms. WIlliams is skilled in playwriting and communication. She is passionate, persistent and filled with faith; consequently she believes, “With faith, passion and persistence any dream can come true”.

 Hannah Delapenha is an actress studying Theater at City College of New York and is a graduate of Queensborough Community College where she studied Theater and got an Associates Degree in Visual and Performing Arts. She intends to go to graduate school to study acting and directing. For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf marks her professional debut. She has had intensive training in dancing modern, ballet, African, jazz, and hip hop. Hannah is a hard worker who doesn't give up learning and strives for excellence. Her goal is to one day be able to help young troubled people through her work. Hannah would like to give all of her love to Keith Grant and the Harlem Repertory Theatre for acknowledging and accepting her talents and using them for this beautiful heartfelt production. She can be reached at hannahdelapenha@aol.com.

 Vanessa Tlachi is a third year Theatre major at City College focusing on acting and playwriting. She wishes to fuse her love for the arts with activism and provide a platform to make visible the stories of oppressed people. She was born in Puebla, Mexico and at the age of five she immigrated to the United States. Ms. Tlachi first got involved with the arts in high school. The arts are a universal language and a cathartic medium for her. Ms. Tlachi knows that though her journey has not always been pleasant or easy, all that she has experienced has led her to know what she wants to do with her life: activism through theatre. By performing and writing plays that tackle socio-political issues, Ms. Tlachi hopes to follow in the footsteps of Gandhi and Dr. King. At the end of the day, she believes that if she can serve as a role model for her younger siblings, she will have succeeded.