1st Stage Announces The Mamalogues

1st Stage Announces The Mamalogues

1st Stage is delighted to announce our upcoming production of The Mamalogues, written by Lisa B. Thompson and directed by Angelisa Gillyard. 

In this satirical comedy, three friends share the joys, challenges, and anxieties of being middle class single Black mothers in predominantly white suburbs. The story celebrates motherhood and community while exploring racial profiling on the playground and supporting your kid who is perpetually the Only Black Child (OBC). Follow their journey as they lean in and steer their children from pampers to college while navigating their own road toward retirement. 

“This play …welcome[s] us all into the sisterhood of Black Bougie Single Mothers, and we share in many laughs.” —The Austin Chronicle 

The cast features Jasmine Brooks, Tamieka Chavis, and Helen Hayes Award winner Deidra LaWan Starnes

The show features scenic design by Johnathan Dahm Robertson, sound design by David Lamont Wilson, costume design by Jeanette Christensen, and lighting design by Eric Pitney. 

The Mamalogues will run at 1st Stage from April 21 to May 8, 2022, with show times as follows: Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm and 8 pm, and Sundays at 2pm. 

The show runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. 

General admission tickets are $50. Senior (65+) tickets are $47. Student, educator, and military tickets are $15. The first 20 tickets sold for every show will cost only $20. Thursday evening tickets are $35. Tickets can be purchased online at www.1ststage.org or by calling the 1st Stage box office at 703-854-1856. 

1st Stage Safety Plan

1st Stage is dedicated to the health and safety of its patrons, performers, and participants, and is enacting certain safety measures at this time to ensure that the theatre can remain a comfortable place for the community. In order to provide a healthy space for the artists to work, 1st Stage will take the following safety precautions: 

  • All patrons, volunteers, and staff are required to be masked while inside the 1st Stage Theatre. 
  • All 1st Stage staff, artists, designers, and volunteers must be fully vaccinated. 
  • All patrons are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19: the date of their second vaccination must be at least 2 weeks prior to their attendance date. 
  • All patrons are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination alongside a picture identification.
    • Proof of vaccination may be: 
      • A vaccination card or a legible image or copy of a vaccination card 
      • A screenshot of a vaccination record from the Virginia Department of Health, or a state equivalent. 
      • 1st Stage will not accept proof of a negative COVID-19 test at this time. 

Coming Next to 1st Stage

The season will conclude with the world premiere of Under the Sea with Dredgie McGee, written and directed by Matthew Aldwin McGee, playing from June 2 through June 19, 2022. Tickets for this show are available today at www.1ststage.org


The Mamalogues
by Lisa B. Thompson
Directed by Angelisa Gillyard 


April 21 – May 8, 2022
Thursdays at 7:30pm
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 2 and 8pm
Sundays at 2pm 


1st Stage
1524 Spring Hill Road
Tysons, VA 22102 


$50 general admission
$47 seniors (65+), $15 students, educators, and military.

Purchase online at www.1ststage.org or 703-854-1856. 

About 1st Stage

1st Stage Theatre is an award-winning professional theatre in the heart of Tysons, Virginia. The company serves as a cultural hub for the community producing first-rate theatrical productions as well as hosting professional musicians, orchestras, and visual artists, and providing educational opportunities for the community. Winner of Outstanding Production for the past two seasons (The Brothers Size and Fly By Night), 1st Stage was nominated for 18 Helen Hayes Awards in 2020. Other awards include the American Theatre Wing’s National Theatre Company award. Additionally, 1st Stage is a renewed member of the Catalogue for Philanthropy class of 2020-2021. In September 2016, The Wall Street Journal called 1st Stage “one of America’s most impressive smaller regional companies.” For more information, visit 1st Stage online at www.1ststage.org or follow the theater on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

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