PERFORMING BLACKNESS A STAGED READING & BOOK LAUNCH-"Single Black Female"
Wed, March 6, 2013 • 5:00 PM • ISESE Gallery – JES A230
Dr. Lisa B. Thompson, Playwright and Associate Professor, African & African Diaspora Studies Department, University of Texas Directed by Fatima Washington
SINGLE BLACK FEMALE
A Staged Reading & Book Launch
Wednesday, March 6th
A play by Dr.Lisa B. Thompson
Associate Professor of African &African Diaspora Studies Department
Directed by Fatima Washington
Full Length Play
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Nominee! The 2004 LA Weekly Theater Award for Best Comedy
Single Black Female is a two-woman show with rapid-fire comic vignettes that explore the lives of thirty-something African American middle class women in urban America as they search for love, clothes and dignity in a world that fails to recognize them amongst a parade of stereotypical images. SBF 1, an English literature professor, and SBF 2, a corporate lawyer, keep each other balanced as they face their fears of rejection, hopes for romance and reminisce about black girlhood wounds. While embodying a variety of characters, the girlfriends discuss the absurdities of interracial dating, the lure of recreational shopping and the merits of college reunions for bolstering one's self-esteem. After reviewing their escapades in past relationships and confessing their own mounting anxieties about commitment and the possibility of motherhood, the pair realize their best chance at love may be found closer than they ever imagined.