Turning Texas Blue by Jennifer Joan Thompson

Kirsten is the youngest state senator in Texas history and is about to announce her candidacy for governor. All she has to do is take care of that little green card marriage she agreed to in college – and convince the state’s biggest political donor her administration will be good for business. If only they both hadn’t shown up on the same day...as well as a writer and photographer from the Times. Can she toe the middle line? Be all things to all people? Keep everyone from falling in love with her gardener? Turning Texas Blue is a farce about the all-too-real insanity around debates over immigration, gay rights, north and south, red and blue.
Jennifer Joan Thompson is a writer, actor and scholar. Her plays have been workshopped and performed at Studio Tisch, Cap21, Yale University, and the Martin E. Segal Center among others. Her most recent play, Turning Texas Blue, a farce about green card marriage and Texas politics, was commissioned by Waterwell. Other plays include: Seized Up, Book Smart. Screenplays: The F*ck Up, Meeting Michael Cera. Acting credits include: Broadway: Dividing the Estate (Lincoln Center); Off Broadway: Look Back In Anger (Roundabout), White People (Ensemble Studio Theater); Regional: The Pioneer Theatre (Arty Award, Best Sister Act), Indiana Rep, the Geva, the Fulton and the Hangar Theatre; Television: The Good Wife, Unforgettable. She's presented papers at IFTR, served as associate managing editor of European Stages, and will sit on panels at IFTR and ATHE. She currently teaches acting at Brooklyn College, holds a BA in History and Theatre Studies from Yale University, and an MFA in Acting from NYU.
CONTACT: jenniferjoanthompson@gmail.com