2018 Piccolo Spoleto Official Press Release





For more information contact: 

Art Gilliard, Executive/Artistic Director

(843) 329-9978; email:  aftcinc@BellSouth.Net


Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc., the premiere African-American theatre company of the Low Country is preparing for its 2018 Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival offering, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf”.  This colorful choreopoem by Internationally recognized Ntozake Shange tells of some of the compelling and dramatic challenges women in general and Black women in particular” have endured through the years.


Featuring seven women who now make Charleston their home, and fueled on by the #MeToo Movement, the evening explores and highlights some of these challenges, while also sharing with the audience what life for some of these evolving characters endured as they tried to enjoy life in the era, while expressing their feelings through theater and echoes the poetry in the everyday language of black America.


Focused on the 1970s, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf” shows women coming from all walks of life, having various memories as they gather together to reveal their disappointments, and the anger and pain they endured as they tell their stories.


The production features Ketrena Kirkland, Demetria E. Johnson, Alisa Locke, Trinvella Wizzard-McKinnon, Saralyn Ortiz, Michelle Warren and Stella Williams as the colorful women revealing their truths.


“A wonderful story the whole family can enjoy, but with adult content.”, says Art Gilliard, Founding Artistic Director of Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc.

 The performance takes place at the Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen Street as a part of the 2018 Piccolo Spoleto Art Festival Theatre Series.

 Friday, June 1 at 7:00PM

Saturday, June 2 at 4:00PM

Friday, June 8 at 4:00PM

Saturday, June 9 at 7:00PM

Sunday, June 10 at 4:00PM


Tickets $35.00



Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc. is supported in part by a major grant from the City of Charleston. Additional support is provided by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, and supporters like you.


Board of Directors

Dan Martin, Chair

Cheryl Bennett, Barbara Blackwell, Wanda J. Brown, Natasha Chisolm, Esq., Pat Lilly, Carolyn Wright-Porcher, Deona Smith, Rev. Dr. Herbert L. Temoney, Kurt Walker, Cheryl P. Williams, Art Gilliard, Founding Artistic Director, Scott Watson, Ex-Officio.

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