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Ntozake Shange

Ntozake Shange was born on October 18, 1948 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA as Paulette Williams. She is a writer and actress, known for Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002), American Playhouse (1981) and Whitewash (1994). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2010 For Colored Girls (play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf")
 2002 Standing in the Shadows of Motown (Documentary) (Narration)
 1994 Whitewash (TV Short) (screenplay)
  American Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1982) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1982)
 1977 An Evening with Diana Ross (TV Movie)
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 2016 Transparent (TV Series)
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- To Sardines and Back (2016) ... Ntozake Shange
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Woman with baby girl
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 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series) (assistant to the director - 1 episode)
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 2011 Span of the Rainbow (Documentary short)
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 2001 The Papp Project (Documentary)
Herself
 1982 Poetry in Motion (Documentary)
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 1981 The 35th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Herself - Presenter
 1978 Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement (Documentary)
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Her play, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow was Enuf" was performed in a Bonnie Franklin's Classic Contemporary American Play production at the The Century City Playhouse Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Dawn Lewis, Iona Morris, Iris Little Thomas, Portia Realer, and Hattie Winston in the ... See more »
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Was nominated for Broadway's 1977 Tony Award as author of the Best Play nominee "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf," which featured LaTanya Richardson Jackson as the Woman in Red. See more »

Nickname:

Zaké

Star Sign:

Libra

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