THE POWER OF BIRDS (full length)

A father leaves his wife, twin children and their grandmother to pursue his birdwatching obsession. The family moves away, but determined to reunite with him, the daughter constructs an elaborate tree house to attract him. When that doesn't work, she kidnaps the grandmother and installs her in the tree. Grandmother is not well; the twin brother is a huge problem; gym-teacher mother is clueless. Birds, an...
A father leaves his wife, twin children and their grandmother to pursue his birdwatching obsession. The family moves away, but determined to reunite with him, the daughter constructs an elaborate tree house to attract him. When that doesn't work, she kidnaps the grandmother and installs her in the tree. Grandmother is not well; the twin brother is a huge problem; gym-teacher mother is clueless. Birds, an unlikely transformation and good old human nature combine for a very real solution.
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THE POWER OF BIRDS (full length)

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  • Rachel Feeny-Williams:
    8 Jul. 2021
    Wow! That's all I could initially think of but I'd like to further add that reading this piece left me almost breathless. You can't help but lean in even when just reading words on a page. That level of wanting to be involved would make this piece truly addictive to watch on stage, holding its audience to the very last word!
  • Cheryl Bear:
    2 May. 2019
    I can't recommend this play highly enough! Insanely inventive, a daughter's heart-breaking longing for her father leads her on one wild adventure. A thrilling ride!

Character Information

  • Zoe
    12.,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    12. A very old soul. Searching for her heart. Yearning to soar. Charlie's twin sister.
  • Loretta
    45.,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    45. Zoe and Charlie's mother. Gym teacher. Responsible. Trying to do what's right for the family.
  • Lily
    75.,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    A sexy 75. Twins' paternal grandmother. Mentally strong. Focused. Determined. World-traveller. Entomologist.
  • Charlie
    12.,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    12. Zoe's twin. A brain. Wants to be popular.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga Canyon, CA
    ,
    2012
  • Reading
    ,
    Phoenix Theatre
    ,
    2009
  • Reading
    ,
    Manhattan Oracles
    ,
    2009

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    3Graces Theater Company, NYC
    ,
    2010