Fabiola R. Decius

Fabiola R. Decius

Fabiola R. Decius’ plays include “Haiti Chérie”, “Final Verdict”, “In Sync”, “Ice Cream Bucket List”, “Date Night Surprise”, “Chicksmas”, “Draped in History”, “Free Before Eleven”, “Consent”, “Bus Stop”, MAN OF THE HOUSE, and FIGHTING FORGIVENESS, which have been produced and/or developed at Bryn Mawr College, Lesley University, the Boston Public Library, Our Voices Festival, Fade to Black Festival, the Roxbury...
Fabiola R. Decius’ plays include “Haiti Chérie”, “Final Verdict”, “In Sync”, “Ice Cream Bucket List”, “Date Night Surprise”, “Chicksmas”, “Draped in History”, “Free Before Eleven”, “Consent”, “Bus Stop”, MAN OF THE HOUSE, and FIGHTING FORGIVENESS, which have been produced and/or developed at Bryn Mawr College, Lesley University, the Boston Public Library, Our Voices Festival, Fade to Black Festival, the Roxbury Repertory Theater, Controlled Kaos Productions, the Office of War Information (Bureau of Theater), the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatres, and the Boston Neighborhood Network channel.

In addition to writing for the stage, Fabiola has also had her share of acting accolades in WAITING ROOM and “Goddamn Bell!: A Journey Through Time at Bryn Mawr”. She was a cohort member in the 2016-2017 Company One Theatre PlayLab Unit. She was a Creative City grant recipient through the New England Foundation for the Arts in 2018, and founded Teens WRITE (Writing, Reading, and Investigating Theater Everywhere), which is a program for teenagers to write, revise, cast, direct, and produce original plays culminating in a Ten-Minute Play Festival. Fabiola graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a Bachelor of Arts, and received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Lesley University in Stage and Screen Writing.

Plays

  • When I Grow Up
    A kindergarten teacher calls a conference with a parent to discuss her son's answers in class, which leads to a confrontation about racial awareness.
  • Consent
    Vince speaks to his younger brother, Noah, who is gearing up for college on what it means to have "consent".
  • Final Verdict
    Amy and Darnell, an interracial couple, are forced to consider the ramifications of their relationship after watching the verdict of a racially-charged court case. Darnell, angered by the verdict, begins to question Amy’s ideology that racism no longer exists while Amy believes Darnell has taken the outcome too personal. Their conflicting viewpoints put the future of their relationship to the test.
  • RX 3162020
    Due to COVID-19, Shirley is in quarantine with her elderly grandmother, Mee-Maw, who can't seem to find her prescription medicine.
  • Black Jesus
    Wayne, a troubled teen, has a surprise encounter with “Black Jesus” at the gates of heaven which will have long-lasting effects on the course of his life. Sweet and funny.
  • The Test
    Jason is eager to be a father, but his wife Trina seems to be too preoccupied with advancing her career first. On their fifth wedding anniversary, Jason gifts Trina with a pregnancy test to take. However, Trina informs Jason of some unexpected news that will actually test their marriage.
  • Caution
    Rachelle has asked her ex-boyfriend, Emmanuel, to meet her at the park to discuss their breakup and attempt to get a second chance at love. However, Emmanuel is still harboring resentment over their separation and makes the encounter a difficult one.
  • Age-Restricted
    Meghan is looking for emerging artists to display their work in her art gallery. She accepts Donna’s artwork, but after speaking to Donna for a few minutes, Meghan quickly realizes that Donna is not the actual “artist” behind the painting.
  • MAN OF THE HOUSE
    Ever since his father’s passing a few years ago, Whiz, eighteen and the oldest of three siblings, has taken on the role as the “man of the house”. However, now with plans to go to college in the fall, he must choose whether to stay close to home or attend his father’s alma mater on a scholarship on the opposite side of the coast. His mom, a full-time nurse who often works additional shifts just to make ends...
    Ever since his father’s passing a few years ago, Whiz, eighteen and the oldest of three siblings, has taken on the role as the “man of the house”. However, now with plans to go to college in the fall, he must choose whether to stay close to home or attend his father’s alma mater on a scholarship on the opposite side of the coast. His mom, a full-time nurse who often works additional shifts just to make ends meet, relies on him to take care of his younger siblings while managing many of the household chores. In a test run to see how his family will survive without him, Whiz delegates some of his responsibilities to his seventeen year old sister but with acts of truancy and a missing eleven year old brother, Whiz questions if he will have to be the man of the house forever.
  • FIGHTING FORGIVENESS
    In just a few days, Bree, twenty-two, is set to marry Freddy, twenty-four, her boyfriend of less than a year. However, he is without a job, a car, or a suitable place to live so Bree has to convince her single mother, Lynette, to accept and attend their wedding. Just when Lynette seems on board with Bree’s upcoming nuptials, Bree has bombshell news – she’s inviting her estranged father, who abandoned his family...
    In just a few days, Bree, twenty-two, is set to marry Freddy, twenty-four, her boyfriend of less than a year. However, he is without a job, a car, or a suitable place to live so Bree has to convince her single mother, Lynette, to accept and attend their wedding. Just when Lynette seems on board with Bree’s upcoming nuptials, Bree has bombshell news – she’s inviting her estranged father, who abandoned his family, to the wedding – which reminds Lynette of her failed attempt at love. With emotions of a broken heart resurfacing and family allegiances tested, Bree considers her mother’s words of caution as she makes the decision to marry the man she loves and form a new relationship with her father.