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.
LIST OF PLAYS
THE NEGRO PERKINS
THE ART OF LONGING
OUTSIDE/IN: THE FATTENING HOUSE
THE SPLIT SHOW
RASTUS AND HATTIE
HOW BLOOD GO
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|Source Title||Author||Description||Free sample|
|HOW BLOOD GO - Strong - Didi||Lisa Langford||
Didi explains what it's like to rot from the inside while appearing strong on the outside.
|HOW BLOOD GO - The Doctor - Didi||Lisa Langford||
Didi recalls seeing her/his grandmother prepare for a doctor's visit.
|HOW BLOOD GO - We're Worth It! - Quinntasia||Lisa Langford||
Quinntasia leads a vigorous workout while she lists all the health problems facing Black women.