Last week, we talked with some of the cast and crew of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf about their experiences in putting on the show. 

Written by Ntozake Shange and with direction by Khanisha Foster and choreography by Bridgette Dunn-Korpela, For Colored Girls is a series of vignette-style stories told by black women about the joy and heartbreak they have experienced–illuminating the histories that have shaped them in a society that too often fails to acknowledge and honor them.

Today, we’ll talk with some more of the cast. In this episode, cast members Ashe Jaafaru, Sharyon Culberson and Celeste Cooper open up about their experiences and processes to bring an emotional, compelling piece like this to life. These women are masters of vulnerability and it was a privilege to hear their stories.