Photographic print from the Broadway production of "for colored girls..."

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2 images
Photograph by
Swope, Martha, American
Subject of
Reese, Roxanne
Hunt, Sharita Mae
Miller, Jonette O'Kelley, American
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (image and sheet): 10 × 7 7/8 in. (25.4 × 20 cm)
H x W (mounting paper): 13 5/16 × 10 3/16 in. (33.8 × 25.9 cm)
Type
photographs
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1977-1978
Description
A black and white photograph of Roxanne Reese, performing as the Lady in Brown, and Sharita Mae Hunt, performing as the Lady in Orange. The two women are seated on the stage, both gazing out of frame to proper right. Reese has her right knee raised, and her right hand resting on her lower leg. There is a large flower in the background behind them, as part of the production design. The photograph was taking during the Broadway production of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. This photograph is glued to mounting paper; another photograph from the production is on the reverse side.
Topic
African American
Broadway Theatre
Feminism
Modern dance
Poetry
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the collection of Earl S. and Jonette O. Miller
Object number
2015.53.1
Restrictions & Rights
Photo by Martha Swope/ ©The New York Public Library. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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