Lisa Langford

BIOGRAPHY

Lisa Langford earned a B.A. from Harvard University. She studied acting at The Juilliard School and completed her theatre training at The American Repertory Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard.

After working with Dr. Maya Angelou to develop Dr. Angelou’s line of social expressions, “Life Mosaics,” she received her M.F.A. in Playwriting from Cleveland State University. Her play, THE ART OF LONGING, was a finalist for the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers and a semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 2017 National Playwrights Conference and was produced in the fall of 2018 at Cleveland Public Theatre. Lisa was also a finalist in NYC’s The Playwrights Realm’s Scratchpad Series and selected for the National New Play Network’s Cross Pollination Project's Kitchen Dog Theatre leg. Her ten-minute play, THE BOMB, about the Black Lives Matter movement, is published in the anthology, Black Lives, Black Words. She is a member of Dobama Theatre’s Playwrights’ Gym.

In addition to television and film, Lisa has acted Off-Broadway (Playwrights Horizons), regionally (LaJolla Playhouse, Old Globe, Actors Theatre of Louisville) and locally (Cleveland Play House, Dobama and Mamai). 

 

NOTE FROM PLAYWRIGHT

I’m intrigued by Afro-surrealism, and I like finding theatrical ways to interrogate race in all its various permutations.

 

WEBSITE

https://newplayexchange.org/users/9569/lisa-langford

 

CONTACT

langford438@gmail.com

 

LIST OF PLAYS

INCOGNEGRO

THE NEGRO PERKINS

THE BOMB

THE ART OF LONGING

OUTSIDE/IN: THE FATTENING HOUSE

THE SPLIT SHOW

RASTUS AND HATTIE

HOW BLOOD GO

 

NOTE FROM MonologueBank

Material purchased on this website may be utilized for personal, non-commercial use for auditions or educational purposes.  For all other inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or other types of use, contact the Writer directly at langford438@gmail.com .

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Lisa Langford

Didi explains what it's like to rot from the inside while appearing strong on the outside.

Lisa Langford

Didi recalls seeing her/his grandmother prepare for a doctor's visit.

Lisa Langford

Quinntasia leads a vigorous workout while she lists all the health problems facing Black women.