This book explores literary history in order to rediscover and re-imagine Ntozake Shange's, for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf. This piece unearths long-buried truths about the play's multicultural origins and casts a new light on what many scholars believe is a thoroughly explored space. LIVING for colored girls: Testing Barriers Of Tradition In Performance erases boundaries and reflects other worlds of agency and connection among women. This book proposes that future scholars and play directors transcend casting rituals centered only on Black women and imagine Shange's play as a revelation of cross-cultural sisterhood among all women who fight against gender oppression. LIVING for colored girls... offers a theoretical and material foundation for a unity which seeks to bind feminist communities and activists from around the world. Shange's play becomes a new kind of meeting ground. By multiculturalizing and multinationalizing for colored girls..., a global fictive kinship and united front can be constituted. LIVING for colored girls... is a must-read for Shange lovers, womanists, and feminist activists from around the world.