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  • National New Play Network:
    6 Oct. 2020
    Alabaster by Audrey Cefaly has received a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. The partnering NNPN Member Theaters are Florida Repertory Theatre (Ft.Myers, FL), Capital Stage (Sacramento, CA), 16th Street Theater (Berwyn, IL), Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas, TX), Shrewd Productions (Austin, TX), and Know Theatre of Cincinnati (OH).
  • Maggie Lou Rader:
    18 Sep. 2020
    This play is life changing, for the actors and the audience. A true theatrical experience. Heartwarming, hilarious, gut-wrenching, all of it.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    17 Aug. 2020
    A gorgeously powerful piece about loving hard and moving forward from trauma with a world of memories and emotions guiding our journey towards healing. Beautiful work!
  • 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.
  • Franky Gonzalez:
    4 Apr. 2020
    There's enough praise and adulation for this play that it almost feels like anything I add will just feel redundant. However here is my attempt...

    ALABASTERby Audrey Cefaly stands as a prime example of how the boundary between tragedy and comedy is razor-thin. Cefaly walks that tightrope and brings together a play that is at once uproariously funny and heartbreakingly sad. Whether you read it or see ALABASTER, you will be moved, hurt, and uplifted all at once. A marvelous play.
  • Eric Pfeffinger:
    3 Apr. 2020
    It's an eloquent and heart-rending exploration of tactics for dealing with loss and trauma, and the role of art in enabling or hindering recovery. But it's also a thorny, absorbing, and often very funny story about four brave and damaged women, two of whom just happen to be goats.
  • David Beardsley:
    3 Apr. 2020
    I will add my two cents to the avalanche of well-deserved praise for this play. I watched Know Theater's online performance of Alabaster, about two women damaged and isolated by loss and grief but beginning to heal each other with the help of goats. Goats! How awesome. It's a beautiful play, with complex and powerful characters, but the goats help it land with such force. They highlight the devastating effects of isolation (you know you're in trouble when you talk to goats and they talk back), and they allow the unspeakable to be spoken, which is how healing begins.
  • Anne Mason:
    22 Mar. 2020
    What a treat to be able to read an intro to the script here! Then I found out about Know Theatre's live streaming option as well. Thank you, Audrey Cefaly, for making your work accessible in these fraught times.
    What an absolutely beautiful story of female beauty and resiliency. The rolling world premiere may have been interrupted, but this is definitely a play worth living on stage for years to come!

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