Around Town: The Worlds of Ntozake Shange

Barnard CollegeJoin Barnard College’s Africana Studies Program for a two-day celebration of playwright, poet, and novelist Ntozake Shange. The conference features student performances of her work, reflections on her legacy with Shange herself and acclaimed dance artist Dianne McIntyre, and an interdisciplinary exploration of African American arts and letters and gender in the African Diaspora.

A performance & conference
Thursday, February 14 – Friday, February 15
Barnard College
Event Oval, The Diana Center
West 117th Street and Broadway

Watch this video to learn more about the Shange celebration.

On Thursday, February 14, Barnard students perform excerpts from Ntozake Shange’s work. Following the performance, Shange joins acclaimed dance artist Dianne McIntyre in a conversation about the playwright and poet’s life, work, and legacy.

On the following day, the Africana Studies Program and the Consortium for Critical Interdisciplinary Studies at Barnard bring together scholars and artists for a thorough examination of Ntozake Shange’s diverse body of work. Featured speakers include Jennifer DeVere Brody, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Harryette Mullen, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Harryette Mullen, Soyica Diggs Colbert, Mecca J. Sullivan, and Vanessa K. Valdés.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

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