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Lisa B. Thompson’s Virtual Book Launch Party
August 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Celebrate the publication of award-winning playwright Lisa B. Thompson’s new play collection!
Thompson will be joined by luminaries from the Austin arts community. The happy hour celebration will be broadcast live on Austin Playhouse’s youtube channel.
Lisa B. Thompson is a playwright, and professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, English, Theatre & Dance and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her scholarship focuses on Black feminist theory, theatre, film, Black popular culture, and literature. Thompson’s books include Beyond The Black Lady: Sexuality and the New African American Middle Class, Single Black Female, and her new play collection, Underground, Monroe, and The Mamalogues: Three Plays (2020). Her plays include Single Black Female (LA Weekly Theatre Award for Best Comedy nominee); Monroe (winner of the Austin Playhouse Festival of New Texas Plays); The Mamalogues (winnerof the Broadway World Regional Awards Best Writing of an Original Work); Underground (winner of the Austin Critics Circle David Mark Cohen New Play Award); and Dinner (Crossroads Theatre Genesis New Play Festival). Her work has received support from a number of institutions including the American Council of Learned Societies; the W. E. B. DuBois Research Institute at Harvard University; the Michele R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research; Hedgebrook; the Millay Colony for the Arts; and the MacDowell Colony.