Lisa B. Thompson: Playwright and Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at UT Austin

Lisa B. Thompson: Playwright and Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at UT Austin

This Friday, May 5, we'll join the Bullock Museum for a screening of Middle of Nowhere (2012), in partnership with their #femmefilmfriday series. This screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion with Dr. Lisa Thompson as well as Fatima Mann, director and co-founder of Counter Balance: ATX. Get your tickets here.

#BBATX's June Chee and Illyana Bocanegra had the privilege of hanging out with Dr. Lisa B. Thompson, one of this month's Femme Film Fridays interviewees, for an afternoon. Together, they explored questions about Dr. Thompson's life as a playwright and academic, her experience with motherhood and what it means to self-care.

(Full disclosure: Dr. Thompson is open, friendly, intelligent and amazing—we did our best to capture this for you on video.)

Watch Part 1 and Part 2 below:

You can find Dr. Thompson always posting that #goodcontent on Instagram at @theplayprof. More information about her books and plays (and publications and . . . her list of accomplishments seriously never end, y'all. #goals) can be found on her website.

You can also ask her questions yourself at The Bullock Museum's screening of Middle of Nowhere. We hope to see y'all there!

interview and text by June Chee // video by Illyana Bocanegra