I am so delighted to be able to develop a new play with Humanitas and Stage Raw in their PLAY LA Program, under the guidance of Steven Leigh Morris.
The Fabulous Julia Stier interviewed me fore LA Stage Alliance's @ This Stage Podcast.
"Alabaster has found a creative way to lock in the audience and successfully tell a universal tale via goats: no small task. That alone is worth the price of admission, but it’s only half the show... it’s an incredibly engaging narrative that demands all of your emotions in equal portions... The skill director Lisa Sanaye Dring displays is highly evident as you see the story progress."
Sean M. Peters, City Beat
"By turns laugh-out-loud funny and emotionally raw, “Alabaster” is not to be missed.... Cefaly’s play about grief and connection is directed with a swift and knowing hand by Lisa Sanaye Dring. The flow of moments from anger, to goat braying hilarity, to passion, to overwhelming grief are truthful and honest... a magnificent production, and a wonderful evening of theatre."
Christiana Harkulich, League of Cincinnati Theatres
“Alabaster” is a superbly presented production of some very difficult issues. It exalts the strength of women who have lived through trauma and shows the fragility of life...Lovingly directed by Lisa Sanaye Dring, this complicated story is told with amazing visual and auditory support, spare but perfect."
Liz Eichler, League of Cincinnati Theatres
"It's funny. It's sad. It's scary. It's touching. It's classic drama without the predictability...It's a touching story told by a cast who can spit sharp dialogue just as well as they can burst into convincing tears and scream from their soul. Two thumbs up for everyone involved."
Phil Armstrong, Cincinnati Refined
photos by Dan R. Winters
It was a very special joy to return to Actors Theatre of Louisville and to write for the Professional Training Company.
My time at the MacDowell was more vibrant and inspiring than I ever could have dreamed. Thank you to the folks at the Colony for the opportunity. The support and care this organization gives to artists is astounding.
Ticketholders LA named punkplay Best Production of 2019! Matt Bretz and I also got runners-up for Best Direction