Audrey Cefaly

In residence January 14 - January 28, 2018

Audrey is a 2018 playwright for New Territories, a playwriting residency in partnership with Serenbe Playhouse.


Cefaly’s play THE GULF  won the 40th Annual Samuel French OOB Festival. Its full-length adaptation (Recipient of the 2016 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award) received its world premiere at Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA, in September of 2016 (directed by Joe Calarco) and was subsequently nominated for The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play. It is scheduled to receive its Australian premiere in August of 2017.

Cefaly’s LOVE IS A BLUE TICK HOUND premiered at Terrific New Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama, and will receive its Baltimore premiere as part of 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival. Her Southern drama MAYTAG VIRGIN premiered as part of the inaugural Women’s Voices Theater Festival in 2015 and will receive its SE regional premiere at Aurora Theatre (Lawrenceville, Georgia) in January 2018.

Cefaly is published by Samuel French (THE GULF, MAYTAG VIRGIN, LOVE IS A BLUE TICK HOUND), Smith & Kraus (two volumes of Best American Short Plays), and Applause Books (numerous "Best of" anthologies). She is an outspoken proponent of silence in story-telling and has authored numerous articles (and lectured at colleges and high schools) on the craft of playwriting. Her articles appear in HowlRound and Samuel French’s Breaking Character Magazine .

Her new play ALABASTER recently received a reading at Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA) as well as a workshop and reading at Theater Alliance (Washington, DC) as part of the Hothouse New Play Development Series.

Cefaly is a recipient of grants from the Boomerang Fund for Artists as well as the Alabama and Maryland state arts councils.  She is a member of the New Play Exchange, the Playwrights' Center and the Dramatists Guild.

See Audrey, and 2018's other New Territories Playwrights, at Speaking of Making