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

  • Red Blood, White Skin, Blue Skies
    FULL LENGTH: Josh is a young man desperate to leave America. One day, he sets out, determined to walk to the airport. The only thing in his way? His younger brother, Angel. The play explores two conflicting ideologies - American exceptionalism and hatred of America. Does Josh's hatred of America reflect something deeper within him? Does Angel not realize the effects of the environment in which he was...
    FULL LENGTH: Josh is a young man desperate to leave America. One day, he sets out, determined to walk to the airport. The only thing in his way? His younger brother, Angel. The play explores two conflicting ideologies - American exceptionalism and hatred of America. Does Josh's hatred of America reflect something deeper within him? Does Angel not realize the effects of the environment in which he was raised? This play is an exploration of the young American mind and the culture which surrounds us here in the states, and how that culture affects the rest of the world.
  • Over the World
    FULL LENGTH: A test subject is pushed to the edge during a new experiment.

  • First Impressions
    FULL LENGTH: An older couple rides along in a carriage; it breaks down over and over again.
  • The Philosophy of Cavemen
    FULL LENGTH: Three early humans debate the nature of life while trying to survive.