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Single Black Female

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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.
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SINGLE BLACK FEMALE  by Lisa B. Thompson (Samuel French, 2012) is a hilarious two-woman show that deftly uses comic sketches à la Saturday Night Live to look inside the lives of thirty-something middle class Black women as they search for love, clothes, and dignity in a world that fails to recognize their beauty, power and strength outside of stereotypical images in theater, film and television. The play presents a time capsule of the early 2000s at the height of the “Oprah” era, before there was a Black Bachelorette and an African American president, and the beginning of a new wave of Black cultural production that continues to challenge static representations of Blackness in the 21st century. In a climate where the voices of women across racial lines rise to challenge systemic inequality, Single Black Female offers audiences insights into the long history of Black women negotiating gender, race and class in acts of survival in order to achieve success.

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(816) 226-8087

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Creative & Cast

Written by Lisa B. Thompson

Directed by Teresa Leggard

Actress: SBF 1 - Karis Harrington

Actress: SBF 2 - Lanette King

Stage Manager - Katherine Jackson

Assistant Stage Manager - Ebonee Grace

Scenic Designer - Derek Trautwein

Lighting Designer - Theresa Kelly

Costumer - Marica Davis

Suitable For
Any Age