Grassroots For Colored Girls Ticket Initiative Takes Off on Social Media | Playbill

Broadway News Grassroots For Colored Girls Ticket Initiative Takes Off on Social Media

The initiative, organized by Ayanna Prescod, gifts tickets to women and Non-binary people of color.

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Theatre-loving Twitter users have launched a new ticket initiative in support of for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, currently set to close May 22.

Spearheaded by producer and writer Ayanna Prescod (Pass/Over, Is This A Room, Dana H.), the 'pay it forward' movement connects ticket buyers with audience members who may not be otherwise able to afford a ticket to the Tony-nominated revival of Ntozake Shange's landmark play. 

Initially created on a one-to-one scale via Prescod's personal Twitter page, the project has since partnered with the Shubert Organization and Broadway marketing agency Situation to provide free tickets (purchased at a discount by others) to women of color and Non-binary people of color, both notably under represented in demographics of Broadway audiences. 

Since beginning the campaign earlier this month, the initiative has blossomed into more than $15,000 worth of donated tickets.

Following seven women, Ntozake Shange's choreopoem explores their stories and how they find strength in each other’s humor and passion through a fusion of poetry, dance, music, and song. for colored girls... originally made its Broadway premiere at the Booth Theatre in 1976, and received a Tony nomination for Best Play. The revival received seven Tony nominations May 9, including Best Revival of a Play. See the full list of nominations here.

If you would like to gift a ticket, click here. Those interested in receiving a gifted ticket are invited to request up to two tickets here.

See The 2022 Tony Award Nominees for Best Revival of a Play

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