Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones (Brooklyn, NY) is a playwright, journalist, and author. She won a Bessie Award for the stage adaptation of Stained, her musical-theater collaboration with Alva Rogers, most recently produced at the African American Art Festival in June 1995. Her play Combination Skin, which was premiered at the Company One Theater in Hartford, Connecticut in 1992, has been staged around the country. Her work is included in a new anthology of contemporary plays by women of color to be published by Routledge Press in early 1996. Jones contributes to the Village Voice, Essence, and Vibe. A collection of her essays, Bulletproof Diva: Tales of Race, Sex, and Hair, was published by Doubleday.