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"Raw moments of human vulnerability are threaded liberally throughout Cefaly’s work, showcasing her ability to not only understand humanity on a primitive level but to display it in a hauntingly relatable fashion." - Theater Bloom


Humanity is a shared experience, even as we ache alone in our private rooms. And these rooms --  these living galleries -- not unlike the ancient caves, with their well-kept secrets, existed long before us and will outlive us all. At the end of each curation, when the faded walls are stripped of artifacts, leaving only the curious geometry of dark and light, we understand more fully about the transcendence of time. About how small we really are. And perhaps too, the awareness that if through good fortune in the moments we were afforded in the cosmos, we somehow managed to feel like kings, it was because of the love we made. Thank you for visiting my website. - Audrey

2023-2024 SEASON

THE LAST WIDE OPEN American Blues Theater

ALABASTER  • Hope College, UT Chattanooga, Brown/Trinity, Catawba College, Shaking the Tree Theatre

Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Williamston Theatre, Middleton Lyric Theatre, Live Theatre Workshop, Centerstage North Theatre

THE GULF  •  Augsburg University, OutFront Theatre, New Conservatory Theatre Center



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Audrey Cefaly's ALABASTER Nominated for the Pulitzer


Audrey Cefaly's ALABASTER Published by Concord


Cefaly's postcard play for Weston Playhouse


Chicago Premiere of Audrey Cefaly's THE GULF at About Face 

Winner of the 2018 Lammy Award for LGBTQ Drama. 

The divide between Kendra and Betty mimics the very world that devours them: a vast and polarizing abyss. On a quiet summer evening, somewhere down in the Alabama Delta, Kendra and Betty troll the flats looking for red fish.  After Betty begins diagnosing Kendra’s dead-end life with career picks from What Color is Your Parachute, their routine fishing excursion takes a violent turn. KEY WORDS: strong roles for women, southern, LGBT, lesbian, love story  Purchase/ScriptSample/Reviews/Video

THE LAST WIDE OPEN Premieres at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

A diner. 2AM. Anywhere. Lina and Roberto's lives intersect and parallel as three alternate realities unfold. The play renders the near hits and near misses that are the realities of this worn out waitress and immigrant dishwasher as well as the mystical ways the universe conspires to bring us all together. 


Audrey Cefaly's Pulitzer-Nominated and Kilroys-Listed ALABASTER set for record-breaking NNPN 11-City Rolling World Premiere

After a tornado barrels through town leaving nothing but death and destruction, only June and her pet goat Weezy live to tell the tale. When a prominent photographer visits to take pictures of June's scars, both are forced to reconcile the pain of loss and recovery. This all-female, darkly comic southern drama explores the meaning and purpose of art and the struggle of the lost and tortured souls that seek to create it.  Purchase/ScriptSample/Reviews/Video


Audrey Cefaly's Alabaster Featured in Best Women's Monologues 2019

Edited by True Acting Institute. Published by Smith & Kraus.Other writers in this volume: Brian James Polak, Philip Dawkins, Cayenne Douglas, Phoebe Eaton, Emma Goldman-Sherman, Jeni Mahoney, Catherine O’Connor, Jason Odell Williams
Learn more about Alabaster / Read Script Sample

Audrey Cefaly Authors a Playwright's Vocabulary

A list of vocabulary words to describe various playwright processes and terms. 
Read FREE: Audrey Cefaly's Playwright Vocabulary


Audrey Cefaly Featured in American Theatre's "Roll Call" 

"What makes her special: After seeing a handful of Cefaly’s works, Washington Blade reporter Patrick Folliard describes her as “compassionate and unfailingly thoughtful in tackling big ideas in wholly relatable ways…Cefaly gives a voice to those you don’t always hear. Her work is at once unexpected and familiar.” He singles out The Gulf as “phenomenal…A two-hander about a lesbian couple who hash out their romantic differences in the confines of a small fishing boat in the Alabama Delta.” Florida Rep’s associate artistic director, Jason Parrish, says that Cefaly’s plays “tackle big issues..." READ MORE