Lisa B. Thompson

Lisa B. Thompson

Representative Plays: 

Monroe (2018) 

Underground (2017) 

Watch (2016) 

Mother's Day (2009) 


Lisa B. Thompson is an award winning playwright, scholar, and professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of three books, Beyond The Black Lady: Sexuality and the New African American Middle Class (University of Illinois Press, 2009), Single Black Female (Samuel French Inc. 2012), and UndergroundMonroe, and The Mamalogues: Three Plays (Northwestern University Press, 2020). Thompson’s plays, which have been produced off-Broadway, throughout the US and internationally, include Single Black Female (LA Weekly Theatre Award for Best Comedy nominee, Irma P. Hall Black Theatre Award Best Play winner), Underground, (Austin Critics Circle David Mark Cohen New Play Award winner, Broadway World Regional Awards Best Writing of an Original Work nominee), Monroe (Austin Playhouse Festival of New Texas Plays winner), The Mamalogues (Broadway World Regional Awards Best Writing of an Original Work winner), and Dinner (Crossroads Theatre Genesis New Play Festival).

Source: Lisa B. Thompson 


UT professor Lisa B. Thompson’s work of the soul, on-stage and off