about the show
“Expanding decades, FOR COLORED BOYZ ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN/ when freedom ain’t enuff echoes the poignant storytelling of my grandfather father, and future son. As a colored boy, I walked away charged to responsibly tell my story.” -- Kevin Anderson, T.R.U.T.H. Project.
In 2012 the world as we know it began to change. Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman and the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement began to gain footing. So what do you do? Bryan-Keyth Wilson began to write! Now here we are after 2 script workshops and an official Amazon.com release we are ready to present the choreopoem to the world.
FOR COLORED BOYZ is a series of poetic monologues to be accompanied by dance and music, a form originated by Ntozake Shange who coined the term choreopoem. "FOR COLORED BOYZ..." tells the stories of 5 men who have suffered oppression in a racist society. Our show is inspired by the award winning choreopoem for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbows enuff written by Ntozake Shange. This choreopoem centers around 5 men of color navigating through the past, present and what seems to be the future in a world where disenfranchisement, racism, hyper-masculinity and stereotypes are prevalent.