Promo Video: THE MAMALOGUES by Lisa B. Thompson, Color Arc Productions,

(video promo from Color Arc Productions)


(photo via Rudy RamirezFrom the award-winning writer of Single Black Female, Underground, and Monroe comes a new play about the exhilaration and exhaustion that comes from being a black single mother in America: The Mamalogues. Lauren, Beverley and Tasha have great careers they love and amazing children they adore, but they don't "have it all." During a single mother’s retreat, they share their angst about racial profiling on the playground, their child being the “only one” at school, and the politics of soccer in the ‘hood. This satirical comedy reveals the lives of black mothers as they lean in, stress out, and guide their precocious black children from diapers to college in a dangerous world.

 Directed by Rudy Ramirez.

The Mamalogues is a project produced by Color Arc Productions and The VORTEX and is presented by the Museums and Cultural Programs Division of the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. This project is supported in part by Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.


About Color Arc Productions: Formed in November 2015, Color Arc Productions’ mission is to shine light on diverse stories through theatre, film, and music. For more information, visit, follow us on social media @colorarcproductions.


About The VORTEX: We conjure and navigate the storm of imagination with urgent, unashamed art that dares to dream the world in which we want to live. This magic emanates from our cultural harbor, embraces diverse communities, breaks down barriers, and opens channels for vital exchange. From Lisa B. Thompson, the award-winning writer of Single Black Female, Underground, and Monroe, comes a new play about the exhilaration and exhaustion that comes from being a black single mother in America: The Mamalogues

With Valoneecia Tolbert, Yvonne Oaks, Melody Fullylove and Lisa B. Thompson.



The Mamalogues
by Lisa B. Thompson
Color Arc Productions

August 23 - September 07, 2019
Vortex Repertory Theatre
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722

 Melody Fullylove, Valoneecia Tolbert,Yvonne Oaks (photo by Steve Rogers)Thursdays - Sundays at 8 pm., August 23 - September 7, 2019

One Wednesday night performance 9/4/19

Tickets $15 - $35 (VIP priority admission) plus service fee, available online HERE

2-for-1 admission: with donation of 2 cans for SAFE Austin on Thursdays and Sundays. (Leave a comment at check out that you're bringing canned goods and we'll secure your free ticket.)

Blue Star Theatre: Discounts for Military, Veterans, and their families.

Radical Rush Free Tickets: Limited free tickets for each performance in the spirit of sustainability, accessibility, and the gift economy. Radical Rush tickets released at 7pm each night-in-person only.

The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX is open nightly 4pm - Midnight, 1am on Saturdays.

Full bar with handcrafted specialty cocktails, local beers, and our famous sangria.

Patrizi's @ The VORTEX is open nightly 5pm-11pm. Italian food truck offering exceptional handmade pasta, homemade soup, fresh salads, sandwiches, and daily specials. Austin's best Italian food. If you are eating dinner at Patrizi's before the show, please arrive at least 90 minutes in advance of showtime.

Bus Route #20.

Free Parking is available in front of The VORTEX.

Additional parking is available at Home Steam Cleaners after 6:30pm. 

Limited street parking is also available near The VORTEX.