Biography

Audrey Cefaly's plays include:
 

all-female Southern pieces
 

  • The Gulf 
    all-female southern 2-hander
    (Edgerton Recipient, Lammy Winner, Charles MacArthur Nominee)

  • Alabaster 
    all-female southern 4-hander
    (NNPN Record-Breaking Rolling World Premiere, Kilroys-Listed, Calicchio Prize Winner, and Pulitzer-Prize Nominee), 

  • Fin & Euba 
    award-winning one-act featured in Best American Short Plays

2-hander love stories

large cast plays / collections - well-suited for schools and colleges

all new plays

Cefaly is an alumna of the Playwrights' Arena cohort at Arena Stage, a recipient of the Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from the Sewanee Writers Conference, and a Dramatist Guild Foundation Traveling Master. She is published by Concord Theatricals, Smith & Kraus, and Applause Books. Cefaly's plays have been produced by Cincinnati Playhouse, Florida Studio, Florida Rep, City Theatre, Penobscot Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse, Merrimack Rep, Signature Theatre, Barter Theatre, Vermont Stage, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 16th Street Theater, Capital Stage, About Face, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Circle Theatre, Theatre Three, Aurora Theatre, Quotidian Theatre Company and University of Alabama at Birmingham.  ​Her play Alabaster received an 11-city Rolling World Premiere, the largest in National New Play Network history. 

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"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

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