OUR PRODUCTIONS

The core mission of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre is to create theatrical works by, for, and about African American people and other people of color. Lorraine Hansberry Theatre has produced more than 135 plays, including West Coast and World Premieres, experimental works, classics in the Black theatre canon, lively musicals, and poignant socio-political dramas.

Intimate Apparel

By Lynn Nottage

Directed by Jan Hunter 

May 31 - June 18, 2021

An audio play presented with Z Space

WINNER OF THE BEST PLAY AWARD
FROM THE AMERICAN THEATRE CRITIC AND NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS' CIRCLE

Meet Esther, an African American seamstress in 1905 New York, dreaming of a new life, wearing her heart on her sleeve while sewing intimates for other women. When an egregious deception dashes her hopes, can the strength of the human spirit overcome class, culture and circumstance? A brilliant work by Lynn Nottage, the first female playwright to win two Pulitzers.

[hieroglyph]

By Erika Dickerson-Despenza
Co-production with SF Playhouse

Directed by Margo Hall

March 13 - April 3, 2021

No longer available to stream

Involuntarily displaced in Chicago two months post-Katrina, 13-year-old Davis wrestles with the cultural landscape of a new city and school community while secretly coping with the PTSD of an assault at the Superdome. With her mother still in New Orleans committed to the fight for Black land ownership and her father committed to starting a new life in the Midwest, divorce threatens to further separate a family already torn apart. Will Davis be left hanging in the balance? [hieroglyph] traverses the intersection of environmental racism, sexual violence, and displacement, examining the psychological effects of a state-sanctioned man-made disaster on the most vulnerable members of the Katrina diaspora.

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Recent Productions

[hieroglyph]

by Ericka Dickerson-Despenza
Co-produced by San Francisco Playhouse
Directed by Margo Hall

March 13 - April 3, 2021
On-demand streaming production

Intimate Apparel

by Lynn Nottage

Directed by Jan Hunter

March 13 - 29, 2020
Buriel Clay Theater

Single Black Female

Oct. 25th - Nov. 10th

by Lisa B. Thompson

Directed by Aejay Mitchell

The Urban Retreat
by A. Zell Williams
March 23 - April 6, 2019
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THE PRESS RELEASE

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San Francisco, CA 94102

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