Lisa Marie Rollins is playwright, poet, director and dramaturg. She supports multidisciplinary performing artists with dramaturgy and direction across the Bay Area. Most recently she was Assistant Director / Dramaturg at Crowded Fire Theater for their production of “Blackademics” by Idris Goodwin and Dramaturg for Tearrance Chisholm’s “Hooded” (SF Playwrights Festival 2015). She is Director of “All Atheists are Muslim” by Zahra Noorbakhsh and co-produced “A History of the Body”, a new play by Filipina playwright Aimee Suzara. She performed her acclaimed solo play, “Ungrateful Daughter: One Black Girls Story of being adopted by a White Family… that aren’t Celebrities” (awarded James Irvine New Works, Zellerbach Family Foundation and City of Oakland Cultural Arts grants) in the New York International Fringe Theater Festival, Los Angeles Women’s Theater Festival, The Atlanta Black Theater Festival, San Francisco Theater Festival, StageWerx Theater, Tell it on Tuesday, The Marsh Theater Berkeley & SF and universities and academic conferences across the United States. She was Poet in Residence at June Jordan’s Poetry for the People at U.C. Berkeley, is a CALLALOO Journal London Writing Fellow and an alumni in Poetry of VONA Writing Workshop. Her writing is published in Eye to the Telescope, Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out, River, Blood, Corn Literary Journal, Line/Break, As/Us Literary Journal, the The Pacific Review, The Lost Daughters, Huffington Post and others. She is a 2015-16 Artist in Residence at BRAVA Theater for Women in San Francisco. Currently, she is finishing her new manuscript of poems, “Anchoring the Compass” and obsessing about her new play “TOKEN”, in development with Just Theater’s Play Lab in Oakland, CA. She most recently joined the San Francisco Writers Grotto as a 2016 Writing Fellow. She is Adjunct Professor in the Race and Resistance Studies Dept in SFSU’s School of Ethnic Studies. She likes bookstores and is available for creative consulting on most genre's of project.
Name: Lisa Marie Rollins
Lives in: Oakland, California
Occupation: Actor, Director, Dramaturge, Playwright, Producer and Other