“But bein alive & bein a woman & bein colored is a metaphysical dilemma / i havent conquered yet / do you see the point” – Ntozake Shange

Playwright and poet Ntozake Shange whose most acclaimed theatre piece is the 1975 Tony Award-nominated “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf”, now makes its premieres in Stockholm at Stockholm Fringe Festival (STOFF-X). The play is an innovative combination of poetry, drama, music, and dance that tells the stories of seven women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society but also celebrates their lives, their vitality and their colorfulness.


PERFORMANCE September 4th 2019 at UNIARTS
WORKSHOP September 5th 2019 at Bagarmossens Folkets hus
PRE-PERFORMANCE Q&A September 6th at UNIARTS x National Black Theatre of Sweden (NBTS)
PERFORMANCE September 6th 2019 at UNIARTS


“For Colored Girls…” is the first production under the auspice of ACT – New Nordic Voices and has received support from the Nordic Council of Ministers, Stockholm municipality, Helsinki municipality and Arts Council Norway. In collaboration with Intercult (Sweden) and Caisa (Finland).

New Nordic Voices presents the visibility of Nordic minorities through exploring selected theatre works of iconic Nordic playwrights and juxtaposing them with Global icons from Afro-American, African and Caribbean traditions.

Part of Stockholm Fringe Festival (#STOFFX) and the Nordic Fringe Network (NFN)! The festival takes place on 3rd-7th September 2019.
5 days in 13 venues with nearly 100 acts! Our 10th-anniversary edition offers a wie spectrum of entertaining and brave work created by women, non-binary and trans artists.
Cinema, dance, music, performance, theatre, street art, visual art, workshops, and everything in-between!

More info + full 2019 programme via: www.stockholmfringe.com