Monroe_Digital.jpg

artistic team

Director:                      Lara Toner Haddock

Stage Manager:          Barry Miller

Set Designer:              Mike Toner

Costume Designer:    Diana Huckaby

Lighting Designer:     Chris Conard

Sound Designer:        Robert Fisher

Properties Designer: Jennifer Singletary

September 7 - 30, 2018

written by

Dr. Lisa B. Thompson

directed by

Lara Toner Haddock

synopsis

A world premiere production and 2018 winner of AP's Festival of New Texas Plays

Following the lynching death of her older brother, Cherry must decide whether being the keeper of her family’s roots and cultural traditions justifies living under Jim Crow. Set in rural Louisiana during the Great Migration, Monroe explores how the threat and aftermath of racial terror dominates the psyches of young African Americans, while offering hope for a better future. 

about the playwright

Lisa B. Thompson is an award winning theatre artist and scholar whose critically acclaimed plays exploring issues of race, class, sexuality and gender have been produced across the United States and internationally. Recently in Austin, her play Underground received its world premiere at The VORTEX and won the 2017 Austin Critics Table David Mark Cohen New Play Award. Thompson’s other plays include The Mamalogues, Dinner, Single Black Female (nominee for the 2005 LA Weekly Theatre Award for best comedy), and Dreadtime Stories: One Sista’s Hair (Inner City Cultural Center Talent Festival Finalist). She is 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. This year, Thompson was honored with a Texas 10 Award, given annually to UT’s most inspiring professors by the Alcalde magazine.

AP company members

Huck Huckaby

Carla Nickerson

Marc Pouhé

WITH
Crystal Bird Caviel, Deja Morgan and Kriston Woodreaux

PROFESSIONAL LIVE THEATRE

IN AUSTIN, TEXAS