Antia Mackenzie, Shasta Ali, Nahhah Lavery and Clementine E Burnley, sitting together on the steps at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Image caption: Images by Christina Brownlee Fox

for us girls of colour making half notes into song when the haar is all

By: Hannah Lavery after Ntozake Shange

Antia Mackenzie, Shasta Ali, Nahhah Lavery and Clementine E Burnley, sitting together on the steps at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
Images by Christina Brownlee Fox

By: Hannah Lavery after Ntozake Shange

Created with Shasta Hanif Ali, Clementine E Burnley, Anita Mackenzie

A series of poetic responses to Ntozake Shange’s iconic choreopoem exploring love, loss and sisterhood. This new choral poem/lyric play written by Scottish women of colour, inspired by the play for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, will be performed by the writers themselves in this special, one-off work in progress to amplify the experiences of women of colour in Scotland.

A Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Stellar Quines co-production.

Hannah Lavery's 'voice which speaks to and for the conflicted conscience of Scotland around issues of identity, race, justice and belonging with a power and authenticity like perhaps no other.’

by The Scotsman

'Hannah's work is driven by an honesty and energy of surprising power and immediacy’

by Owen Sheers

Cast

  • Shasta Hanif Ali

  • Clementine E Burnley

  • Hannah Lavery

  • Anita Mackenzie

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