Meet Weezy - Jennifer Jennings

Jennifer Jennings plays Weezy in ALABASTER by Audrey Cefaly, now presented by Shrewd as part of her record-breaking NNPN rolling world premiere. A message from Jen This play's exploration about the effects of trauma spoke to me on a deeply personal level. My work as a school counselor is steeped in trauma-informed care, and the way it's presented here is so beautiful and real and raw that I knew I couldn't pass up the opportunity to help tell the story. I love the respect paid to each woman represented, even the ones covered in fur. And, of course, I was not going to pass up working alongside these women. That would make about as much sense as taking advice from a talking goat. About Jennife

Meet the Playwright - Audrey Cefaly

Meet the playwright for ALABASTER by Audrey Cefaly, now presented by Shrewd as part of her record-breaking NNPN rolling world premiere. A message from Audrey Rudy has assembled an exquisite cast of actors. The depth and range of these women is staggering. They have mined every ounce of humor and light from this play, and compelled me to recalibrate the expansiveness of my characters. It really is extraordinary. About Audrey Audrey Cefaly's plays include The Gulf (Edgerton, Lammy, Charles MacArthur Nominee), Alabaster (NNPN Record-Breaking RWP, Kilroys, Calicchio Prize), Maytag Virgin, The Last Wide Open, The Story of Walter, Fin & Euba, Tell Me Something Good, The Believers, and Love is a Bl

Meet June in Alabaster - Liz Beckham

Liz Beckham plays June in ALABASTER by Audrey Cefaly, now presented by Shrewd as part of her record-breaking NNPN rolling world premiere. A message from Liz I can't think of a better play or team with which to make my debut with Shrewd having been a longtime fan and admirer of their mission to turn up the volume on the stories of complicated women. Alabaster in particular is merciless, poetic, and hilarious in it's exploration of women bonded through trauma and the roads they build together in order to move forward. Audrey Cefaly has truly brought the unapologetic truth and grit of Southern women to the pages of this play, and it's an honor to "dance with the one what brung ya." About Liz Be

Meet the Director of Alabaster - Rudy Ramirez

Rudy Ramirez directs ALABASTER by Audrey Cefaly, now presented by Shrewd as part of her record-breaking NNPN rolling world premiere. A message from Rudy I encountered ALABASTER in a stack of plays I received from the National New Play Network and fell in love. I'm here for any play about people trying to love each other through all the other crap that gets in the way, and this play takes some of my biggest fears and pits them against the power of seeing something beautiful in someone else and deciding to fight for it. It's also about Southern, rural queers, a group that has traditionally treated me very well and helped me see the beauty in myself just when I was about to give up. On top of a

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