SEASON 31 | June 2019


black girl love:
an adaptation project
JUNE 7-22, 2019 8PM
The Eloise Brooks Cullum Stage

By Al(aina) L. Monts
adapted from the book black girl love by Anondra "Kat" Williams
Presented by Generic Ensemble Company and The VORTEX

all black. all gay. all in love.

An adaptation of Anondra “Kat” Williams' book of short stories and poetry, black girl love looks at the everyday lives of black queer women and non-binary people. It's a play about our relationships to love, sex, and obsession. In the tradition of a choreo-poem, the show is non-linear and uses original poetry by Williams. black girl love captures the mundane and precious stories of black queer women and non-binary people who have been so long ignored in American theatre. The VORTEX and GenEnCo are pleased to produce this new play by Al(aina) L. Monts for three weeks only at The VORTEX.


Faith Anderson, g’beda, Allegra Jade Fox, and Oktavea L. Williams.

production team

Directed by kt shorb and Simone Raquel Alexander. Choreography by Michael J. Love. Assistant Directing and Understudy by Deja Morgan. Dramaturgy by Chantaneice Kitt. Lighting Design by Rachel Atkinson. Costume Design by Delena Bradley. Scenic Design by Iman Corbani, Sound Design by Malyssa Quiles. Intimacy Consulting by Jess Shoemaker. Stage Management by Megan Kemp and Kiyanna Elliot. Production Management by Jennifer Rogers.


  • $35 Priority Seating, $25 General Admission, $15 Discount/Artist/Student/Senior/Veteran

  • Advanced Reservations Recommended.  Limited seating.

  • 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.

  • 2-for-1 admission Thursday and Sunday with donation of 2 cans for SafeAustin


kt shorb’s work has won multiple FronteraFest "Best of Fest," and been shown at the Menil Collection, the Pulitzer Foundation, and in many venues across Texas. They are an invited member of the National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation.

"...As profound as it is heartrending."
–Orange Magazine on Generic Ensemble Company's The Mikado: Reclaimed

“…Ambitious, timely, and vitally important…”
–Austin American-Statesman on Generic Ensemble Company’s Robin Hood: An Elegy

"I love what kt shorb does and how she does it, both onstage and off. Whatever she is up to is not to be missed."
–Anne Bogart, Artistic Director – SITI Company

About The Generic Ensemble Company

GenEnCo makes the invisible visible through bold, socially relevant, body-centered theatre. GenEnCo's work has been was nominated for multiple B. Iden Payne Awards, receiving the Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (Musical Theatre) for The Mikado: Reclaimed.

Generic Ensemble Company and The VORTEX are funded and supported by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.