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

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2 images
Photograph by
Swope, Martha, American
Subject of
Miller, Jonette O'Kelley, American
Hunt, Sharita Mae
Reese, Roxanne
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (image and sheet): 9 13/16 × 7 13/16 in. (24.9 × 19.8 cm)
H x W (mounting paper): 13 1/4 × 10 1/4 in. (33.7 × 26 cm)
Type
photographs
portraits
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1977-1978
Description
A black and white photograph is of Sharita Mae Hunt performing as the Lady in Orange, and Roxanne Reese performing as the Lady in Brown. Both women are smiling exuberantly and dancing. Hunt is in the foreground, her head cocked to her left side, both hands on the skirt of her dress, swinging the fabric as she dances. Reese is in the background, her left arm raised in front of her body. 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
Drama (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
2015.53.4
Restrictions & Rights
Photo by Martha Swope/ ©The New York Public Library. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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