Mona Monyane Joins the Stellar Cast of For Colored Girls at Joburg Theatre

For Colored Girls

Joburg Theatre is delighted to announce exciting developments surrounding the South African premiere of Ntozake Shange’s iconic masterpiece, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, directed by James Ngcobo.

Mona Monyane’s exceptional skills and artistic prowess are sure to take the performance to new heights, adding her unique touch to the narrative. Joburg Theatre honour her talent and accomplishment and wish her all the best for the upcoming show.

Additionally, they extend their warmest congratulations to Lerato Mvelase, an integral part of the original cast. Lerato has been presented with an incredible international opportunity, and while they bid her farewell for now, they celebrate her success and wish her the very best in her international endeavours.

Mona Monyane has joined the production alongside an impressive ensemble cast, which includes Refilwe Modiselle, Swankie Mafoko, Thuto Gaasenwe, Siphesihle Ndaba, Danica Jones, Boitumelo Lesejane, and Sioban King. Together, they form a powerful team that is ready to take audiences on a journey into the heart of the female narrative.

Director James Ngcobo leads the creative team, including Musical Director Mandla Mkaba, Choreographer Lulu Mlangeni, Lighting Designer Enos Ramaroko, AV specialists Jurgen Meekel and Andrea Rolfes, as well as Accent Coach Yewande James.

James Ngcobo, Artistic Director of Joburg City Theatres, expressed, “Joburg Theatre enriches the community through set-works, nurturing young talents, and inspiring future artists. Productions like For Colored Girls showcase our commitment to creating a transformative environment where creativity thrives.”

Ms. Xoliswa Nduneni–Ngema, CEO of Joburg City Theatres, added, “This production stands not merely as a theatrical performance but as a living, resonant encounter.”

Mark your calendars for an unforgettable theatrical experience! This historic production will take place from February 16 to March 3, 2024, at the Joburg Theatre, and they guarantee it will leave you speechless. To ensure that you don’t miss a single moment of this 95-minute performance, please arrive on time as they have a strict no-latecomers policy. Tickets are available now at