Alabaster

Cast of 4 women | A darkly comic southern drama about love, art, and the power of women. This heart-wrenching story of a reclusive Alabama folk artist won the David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize. After a tornado barrels through town leaving nothing but death and destruction, only June and her pet goat Weezy live to tell the tale. When a prominent photographer visits to take pictures of June’s...
Cast of 4 women | A darkly comic southern drama about love, art, and the power of women. This heart-wrenching story of a reclusive Alabama folk artist won the David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize. After a tornado barrels through town leaving nothing but death and destruction, only June and her pet goat Weezy live to tell the tale. When a prominent photographer visits to take pictures of June’s scars, both are forced to reconcile the pain of loss and recovery. This all-female drama explores the meaning and purpose of art and the struggle of the lost and tortured souls that seek to create it. • Read more about ALABASTER (reviews, pix, upcoming productions): https://www.audreycefaly.com/alabaster-alabamagoatplay • Other plays by Audrey Cefaly: MAYTAG VIRGIN, THE GULF (winner of the 2018 Lammy Award for LGBTQ Drama), THE LAST WIDE OPEN, LOVE IS A BLUE TICK HOUND
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Alabaster

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  • Nick Malakhow:
    13 Oct. 2019
    Beautiful piece with an evocative sense of place and extremely compelling characters. A funny, human, and poignantly wrenching story of healing from trauma and individual paths and roads to discovery. I truly hope I get to see this onstage soon!
  • Jazelle Iona:
    4 Jul. 2019
    A great blend of funny and heart-wrenching sadness. The play takes you deep into the heart and thoughts of all three main characters, revealing the truth underneath the words spoken and unspoken. In the end, you are left with feeling equally full and released. A beautiful, beautiful display of bringing beauty from ashes.
  • Cameron Houg:
    8 Jun. 2019
    A lovely journey through the lives of two traumatized women who live and learn and heal together as they get to know each other. Touching, funny, and with enough surrealism that you’ll find yourself scratching your head in a good way. Whether it’s the talking goats, or the heartwarming story, this play has a lot to offer!

Character Information

  • June
    30s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    an artist
  • Alice
    30s-40s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    a photographer
  • Weezy
    40s-50s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    a goat
  • Bib
    70s-80s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    a very old goat

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    NNPN Annual Benefit, Vineyard Theatre, NYC
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    Contemporary American Theatre Festival
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    NNPN Showcase, National New Play Network
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
    ,
    Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
    ,
    Florida Rep - PlayLab Festival
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
    ,
    Theater Alliance, Washington, DC
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
    ,
    Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA
    ,
    2017

Awards

Selection
,
2019 Kilroys List
,
The Kilroys
,
2019
Selection
,
2018 NNPN Showcase
,
National New Play Network
,
2018