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Single Black Female


Single Black Female

Oct. 25th - Nov. 10th

by Lisa B. Thompson

Directed by Aejay Mitchell

Single Black Female. Our cast & director.


Tanika Baptiste

SBF Woman 1
Tanika is grateful and excited for her debut at Lorraine Hansberry Theatre. Regional Credits: Sister Act (Deloris Van Cartier) Pittsburg Community Theatre, A Midsummer's Night Dream (Snout/1st Fairy u/s) California Shakespeare Theatre, Smokey Joe's Cafe (BJ) Tri-Valley Repertory, Violet (Lula Buffington/Landlady) Bay Area Musicals, Avenue Q (Gary Coleman) New Conservatory Theatre, She Persisted, the Musical (Harriet Tubman) Bay Area Children's Theatre, Dreamgirls (Effie) Berkeley Playhouse, Rock of Ages (Justice Charlier) Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre, HAIR (Ronny, Dionne, Abraham Lincoln) Falcons Eye Theatre, The Wiz (Aunt Em/Glinda) Black Repertory Group Theater, 2018 Pop Tour Home of the Brav (Gina) La Jolla Playhouse.

Paige Mayes

SBF Woman 2

Paige is thrilled to make her debut, at Lorraine Hansberry Theatre in Single Black Female! She most recently appeared in Jazz at Marin Theater Company and The Tenderloin Project at Cutting Ball Theater. She has also worked with African American Shakespeare Company, The New Conservatory Theatre and Bay Area Children's Theatre.

AeJay Mitchell


AeJay is a director, choreographer, scholar, and actor based in Oakland, California. Originally from Louisiana, their direction and choreography has been seen in Detroit, North Carolina, Louisiana and the Bay Area where they were nominated for the Best Choreography Award by the Bay Area Critics Circle Awards for their work on Priscilla: Queen of the Desert in 2017. They recently directed the critically acclaimed, gender explosive production of Sister Act: The Musical at Theatre Rhinoceros. As current Director of Theatre at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts, they have directed The Crucible, The Secret Garden, Marisol, and Footloose. They will direct Footloose again this spring at California State East Bay, following their production of Little Shop of Horrors there last year. AeJay is a company member of TheatreFirst and of Black Artists Contemporary Cultural Experience, where they performed in Robert O'Hara's Bootycandy and American Maul at BRAVA!

Past Productions


The Urban Retreat

by A. Zell Williams

March 23 - April 6, 2019


762 Fulton Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

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