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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  • Lainie Vansant:
    11 Jun. 2020
    Beautifully written, this piece is magical and poetic as well as heart-wrenching and painful. It deserves lots of love and creative attention - produce it today!
  • Chet Hertz:
    29 May. 2020
    Nearly overwhelming in its beauty and effect. Reading it made me HAVE to see it. Seeing it made me have to cry — and want to read it again.
  • Greg Vovos:
    9 Apr. 2020
    I love when I come across true theatre magic. And when it comes wrapped in a surprise, inside a tale of true emotion, connection, and meaning…all the better. Alabaster is an emotionally beautiful play that transports us to a world like no other. Audrey Cefaly’s writing draws you in while simultaneously celebrating life and discovery as only theatre can. Her dialogue jumps off the page and her characters grab you by the heart and soul. Incredible work and I hope to see this play soon. I’m grateful to Audrey Cefaly for writing this transcendent piece.

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

Production History

Awards

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