Daryl Lisa Fazio

Daryl Lisa Fazio

Daryl Lisa Fazio is a playwright, actor, and freelance graphic designer for theatre based in Atlanta, Georgia. Her plays have been produced Off-Broadway, regionally at theatres like Florida Rep and Aurora Theatre, and in academic programs at Truman State University and Coastal Carolina University. Musicals, for which she is the lyricist/librettist, have been awarded productions and readings in NYC by the...
Daryl Lisa Fazio is a playwright, actor, and freelance graphic designer for theatre based in Atlanta, Georgia. Her plays have been produced Off-Broadway, regionally at theatres like Florida Rep and Aurora Theatre, and in academic programs at Truman State University and Coastal Carolina University. Musicals, for which she is the lyricist/librettist, have been awarded productions and readings in NYC by the National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival of New Musicals, the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and York Theatre Company. And she is a commissioned playwright for Horizon Theatre Company in Atlanta—with an upcoming mainstage production in the fall of 2016. She has degrees in Theatre (Northwestern University) and Graphic Design (University of Memphis) and occasionally has flashbacks to her previous life as a college professor. Daryl is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and is claimed as a dependent by several dogs and cats.

Plays

  • Medica
    In a surgical tent, on the frontlines of a 30-year war, some place arid and austere—some time maybe now, maybe then, maybe much later—two isolated doctors use their wits, skills, and imaginations to keep the boys alive. Initially only in a battle with shrapnel, hunger, and their own diehard senses of empathy, the women are suddenly faced with a new enemy: the world’s first male doctor.
  • The Flower Room
    Ingrid, an uptight and unwittingly alluring anthropologist of primitive sexual behavior, has apparently done a terrible job of distinguishing who she is from what she teaches. When a slew of students at her college call foul and cry wolf, Ingrid finds herself jobless and without a compass. Until her brother suggests a new career writing erotica, and even while Ingrid’s stunted sexuality tries to stay hidden,...
    Ingrid, an uptight and unwittingly alluring anthropologist of primitive sexual behavior, has apparently done a terrible job of distinguishing who she is from what she teaches. When a slew of students at her college call foul and cry wolf, Ingrid finds herself jobless and without a compass. Until her brother suggests a new career writing erotica, and even while Ingrid’s stunted sexuality tries to stay hidden, her beating heart is clawing its way out.
  • Freed Spirits
    A great play for Halloween. Brainy outcast, Susan Dickey, gives tours at Atlanta’s historic Oakland Cemetery in hopes that its vibrant past might make her own present feel less stuck. Mostly, she wanders the brick walkways amidst the towering mausolea quite alone, until one spring day when a freak tornado cuts a swath through her sanctuary and churns up not only a buried mystery, but also a cadre of urban...
    A great play for Halloween. Brainy outcast, Susan Dickey, gives tours at Atlanta’s historic Oakland Cemetery in hopes that its vibrant past might make her own present feel less stuck. Mostly, she wanders the brick walkways amidst the towering mausolea quite alone, until one spring day when a freak tornado cuts a swath through her sanctuary and churns up not only a buried mystery, but also a cadre of urban misfits. Despite being sociopaths, introverts, and cantankerous geniuses, they’ll come together to confront unexplained visions in an attempt to save themselves and the cemetery from oblivion.
  • POPart: The Musical
    Book & Lyrics by Daryl Lisa Fazio • Music by Aaron McAllister We’re off to see the wizard when young, impressionable, and slightly batty Kitty Katz enrolls in art school in this irreverent and campy original musical. Kitty’s suburbia-to-ghetto-to-SHoHo story will allow us glimpses of acceptance, genius, insanity, and plenty of the stuff called art.
  • Greyhounds
    Circumstance brings together two vastly different women at a rural Oklahoma bus stop in the wee hours, beginning a dance of hurt, humor, and intense longing for connection that could bridge the gap over two painful pasts. A horrible discovery mid-way through the night proves to be a catalyst for revelation, transformation, and, ultimately, that desperate link. Are these women truly opposites? Who will they be...
    Circumstance brings together two vastly different women at a rural Oklahoma bus stop in the wee hours, beginning a dance of hurt, humor, and intense longing for connection that could bridge the gap over two painful pasts. A horrible discovery mid-way through the night proves to be a catalyst for revelation, transformation, and, ultimately, that desperate link. Are these women truly opposites? Who will they be when the next bus comes?
  • Split in Three
    The Mississippi Delta. 1969. The Supreme Court has put its foot down and in this last county, desegregation must dissolve. Poor, white sisters, Nola and Nell, one grounded by cynicism and the other by faith, live day-to-day. Until they discover a mixed-race, highly-educated sister they never knew they had. And in a place where separation begets isolation, difference turns out to be a saving grace.
  • Deer Play
    When Mississippi good ol’ boy and champion deer hunter, Oscar Moak, one day doesn’t seem able to shoot, he and a very charming doe take his family on a wild ride. While Oscar shuts down, the doe coaxes him out. While Oscar’s father loses the will to fight, his mother takes home renovations into her own hands, and his devoted wife discovers adrenaline. If you’re afraid to die, does it also mean you’re afraid to...
    When Mississippi good ol’ boy and champion deer hunter, Oscar Moak, one day doesn’t seem able to shoot, he and a very charming doe take his family on a wild ride. While Oscar shuts down, the doe coaxes him out. While Oscar’s father loses the will to fight, his mother takes home renovations into her own hands, and his devoted wife discovers adrenaline. If you’re afraid to die, does it also mean you’re afraid to live?
  • lift, a new musical
    Book and Lyrics by Daryl Lisa Fazio • Music by Aaron McAllister. In a spunky working-class Ohio town, 8-year old Ethan Hale falls through the ice and is miraculously saved. But no one sees the rescue. And no one steps forward as the hero. So when Ethan, who not long ago lost his dad in a freak accident, insists that it was a "birdman," his friends and family grapple with questions about faith and...
    Book and Lyrics by Daryl Lisa Fazio • Music by Aaron McAllister. In a spunky working-class Ohio town, 8-year old Ethan Hale falls through the ice and is miraculously saved. But no one sees the rescue. And no one steps forward as the hero. So when Ethan, who not long ago lost his dad in a freak accident, insists that it was a "birdman," his friends and family grapple with questions about faith and their desperation to connect as the truth unfolds.