Spay

Williamson, West Virginia has been aptly nicknamed Pilliamson as long as anyone there can remember, certainly since the Attridge family’s been around. The now-grown sisters have taken very different paths in the wake of their mother’s overdose. As Harper raises her sister’s child, vowing to tread new ground, Noah opts for the old and finds herself in all-too-familiar territory. In Madison Fiedler’s new drama...
Williamson, West Virginia has been aptly nicknamed Pilliamson as long as anyone there can remember, certainly since the Attridge family’s been around. The now-grown sisters have taken very different paths in the wake of their mother’s overdose. As Harper raises her sister’s child, vowing to tread new ground, Noah opts for the old and finds herself in all-too-familiar territory. In Madison Fiedler’s new drama Spay, cycles of addiction and all notions of autonomy are catapulted into question when a stranger shows up in town with an answer to their prayers– at a certain cost.

Spay appears on the 2020 Kilroys List, and was one of the six new plays featured in the National New Play Network’s 2019 Annual Showcase of New Plays in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Spay

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  • Jason Parrish:
    28 Oct. 2021
    SPAY is a powerful and human story about three remarkable women living the daily reality of the opioid crisis in the American South. This play kept me turning pages until the very end. Madison's given us amazing roles for three young women, and their voices need to be heard. Florida Rep was honored to include this play in its 2020 Virtual PlayLab.
  • National New Play Network:
    5 Oct. 2020
    Spay by Madison Fiedler was featured in NNPN's 2019 National Showcase of New Plays.

Character Information

  • Noah
    20,
    White
    ,
    woman
    a user & addict. swings between goofy sweetness and rage. fervent, anxious.
  • Jackson
    21,
    White
    ,
    Man
    easygoing until he's not, charming, not so bright.
  • Harper
    mid-twenties,
    biracial, mixed-race Black and white
    ,
    woman
    patient, tough-love, kind not nice. not a user. a teacher.
  • Aubrey
    30-50,
    White
    ,
    woman
    bright, friendly, ceaselessly polite. a Midwestern sensibility.

Development History

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
    ,
    2022

Awards

Selection
,
Kilroys List
,
The Kilroys
,
2020