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STUFF: a 45th Anniversary Celebration of Ntozake Shange’s “for colored girls…”

March 22, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

During this virtual opening reception we will celebrate STUFFDianne Smith’s installation in the lobby of Barnard College’s Milstein Center, and pay tribute to the 45th anniversary Broadway debut of Ntozake Shange’s (’70) groundbreaking work, “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf.”

Join us for an evening of special remarks, a panel discussion, audience Q&A, and musical and dance performances inspired by Shange’s legacy.


  • Ifa Bayeza, award-winning playwright, producer and conceptual theater artist
  • Okwui Okpokwasilimultidisciplinary performing artist
  • Martha Redbone, vocalist, songwriter, composer, and educator
  • Dianne Smith, multidisciplinary artist
  • Moderator: Souleo, independent curator

This event is presented in partnership with Souleo Enterprises, LLC  and is part of the two-year long Shange Magic Project, a collaboration of BLAIS and Africana Studies.

This event will have live closed captioning available to attendees via the Zoom webinar. The event will also be livestreamed via the Barnard YouTube channel, but closed captioning will not be available on YouTube. If you have other accessibility needs, please contact Martha Tenney (mtenney@barnard.edu).


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Image: Dianne Smith, STUFF, 2014-2020


March 22
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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