Lisa Thompson is an Austin-based theatre artist and scholar whose critically acclaimed plays and innovative work explore issues of race, class, sexuality and gender.
Thompson is also Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and affiliate faculty in the departments of English, Women and Gender Studies, and Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her BA in English and MA in African American Studies from UCLA and her Ph.D. from Stanford University’s Program in Modern Thought and Literature.
Thompson is currently completing “Black Millennial Stages: Reimagining History, Memory and Identity,” a study about the ways contemporary African American playwrights engage with notions of history.
She will be perfroming her original works, at this special after hours event.