Single Black Female

Single Black Female

Single Black Female

Single Black Female

Overview

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.

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Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Experimental
  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Cast Attributes: Role(s) for Black Actor(s), All Female, Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Lisa B. Thompson

Lisa B. Thompson is an award-winning artist, scholar, and professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She’s the author of Single Black Female, Underground, Monroe, The Mamalogues, and Dinner. Thompson’s books include Beyond The Blac ...

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