CL Byrd

CL Byrd

CL's plays have been performed in the United States, Australia, Costa Rica, South Africa, and Israel. CL was chosen for the National Young Playwrights in Residence at the Echo Theater Company in Los Angeles, California (2020).

Plays

  • Over the World
    FULL LENGTH: A test subject is pushed to the edge during a new experiment.

  • The Philosophy of Cavemen
    FULL LENGTH: Three early humans debate the nature of life while trying to survive.

  • BFA
    FULL LENGTH: An actor gives a performance that no one will ever forget.

  • Eyes in the Sky
    FULL LENGTH: Josh keeps having strange dreams about other worldly beings. Is humanity too far gone?
  • Acting Class for Pornstars
    ONE ACT: Lexi and DJ are preparing for their first porn shoot. But first, they must learn the intricacies of their craft. "CL Byrd’s wonderful script is reminiscent of Annie Baker (Circle Mirror Transformation), but the porn angle and the humor make it uniquely its own. The play is hysterical, but not slapstick. It’s thoughtful, not cerebral. And it addresses issues of artistic expression and sexuality...
    ONE ACT: Lexi and DJ are preparing for their first porn shoot. But first, they must learn the intricacies of their craft. "CL Byrd’s wonderful script is reminiscent of Annie Baker (Circle Mirror Transformation), but the porn angle and the humor make it uniquely its own. The play is hysterical, but not slapstick. It’s thoughtful, not cerebral. And it addresses issues of artistic expression and sexuality that are surprising not just for a short play, but for any play, really." --Janet Ehrlich, Drama Editor, Fleas on the Dog Publishing
  • New Life
    FULL LENGTH: Sue helps Tim navigate the process of reincarnation.