Audrey Cefaly


Audrey Cefaly is a southern writer and Alabama native based in the DC region. Her plays include The Gulf (Edgerton Award, Lammy Award, Samuel French OOB Fest Winner, Charles MacArthur Award Nominee); Alabaster (2019 NNPN Rolling World Premiere, 2019 Kilroys, 2018 NNPN Showcase, David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize, BAPF Semifinalist); Maytag Virgin (Women's Voices Theater Festival); The Last Wide Open (Cincinnati Playhouse commission); The Story of Walter (adaptation of her podcast by the same name); Fin & Euba, and Love is a Blue Tick Hound (a collection of award-winning one-acts). 

In the 2019-2020 Season, Cefaly's play  Alabaster will embark on the largest Rolling World Premiere in NNPN history. Theaters include Florida Rep, Kitchen Dog, Cap Stage, Williamston, Phoenix Theatre of Indy, Salt Lake Acting Co., Know Theatre, New Jersey Rep, Oregon Contemp, Shrewd Prods, and 16th Street Rep.

Cefaly has developed plays with the National New Play Network, Vermont Stage, Cap Stage, Kitchen Dog Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Signature Theatre, Serenbe Playhouse (New Territories), Aurora Theatre, Florida Rep, Theater Alliance, Quotidian Theatre Company, University of Alabama - Birmingham,  and Contemporary American Theater Festival. She is published by Samuel French, Smith & Kraus (two volumes of Best American Short Plays), and Applause Books. 

Cefaly is a member of the 2019 Playwrights' Arena cohort at Arena Stage and was recently named a Traveling Master by the Dramatist Guild Foundation. She is an outspoken proponent of silence in story-telling and has authored numerous articles on the topic of playwriting for HowlRound and Samuel French’s Breaking Character Magazine. Cefaly is a recipient of grants from the Boomerang Fund for Artists as well as the Alabama and Maryland state arts councils.