Writer, playwright, educator & performer in Oakland CA. Cultural worker in race, adoption, feminism. Music lover. Adjunct Prof.
Lisa Marie Rollins (PhD Candidate) is a Black/Filipina writer, playwright, educator and performer in Oakland, CA. She has been a commentator on CNN, HuffPostLive, NPR and is one of Colorlines Magazine’s “Innovators to Watch” for her work in reproductive justice / global transracial adoption. She is a host on 94.1 KPFA Berkeley’s Women Magazine in Berkeley. Lisa Marie is a VONA poetry alumni and Callaloo Literary Journal London Fellow. Her comedic solo show, “Ungrateful Daughter: One Black Girls Story of being Adopted into a White family… that aren’t Celebrities” continues to tour the United States. She is published in Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out , As/Us Literary Journal, Line/Break, the Pacific Review, and many more. She is a regular columnist for Land of Gazillion Adoptees Magazine, for Lost Daughters and is in early development of her new play “TOKEN”. She is a director / dramaturg of many solo performance artists and play scripts in the SF Bay Area and is a 2015-2016 Artist-in-Residence at Brava Theater Center for Women in San Francisco. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Race and Resistance Studies Dept at SFSU.