by Susan Ferrara
directed by Carrie Preston
September 4 – September 15, 2019
Scene Shop AKA The Other Place | 90 minutes, no intermission
Recommended ages 13+
BUZZ is a funny, powerful, and heartbreaking story of a woman’s struggle for agency in a man’s world. This new play by Susan Ferrara follows the all-too-short career of Buzz Goodbody. Director Carrie Preston (an ASF alumna best known for her TV roles on True Blood, The Good Fight, and now CLAWS) takes audiences where they’ve never been before — literally. This original production is intimately staged in the ASF scene shop.
Like its namesake, this show is brilliant and will be gone before you know it.
WHAT AUDIENCES ARE SAYING ABOUT BUZZ
“…a wonderful play that deserves to be seen.”
“[Buzz’s] story of competing for validity in a man’s world is one every woman or minority knows all too well.”
“…a stunning vision brought to vivid life [that] ripped my heart wide open.”
“Inventive, brilliant… a must-see production.”
“… a reminder to us all to re-discover and celebrate the people who have been underserved by history.”
Buzz isn’t a history play but a reminder to support one another; to elevate stories not being told and to demand our seat at the table.
Carrie Preston is also a director and producer with her production company, Daisy 3 Pictures. Her directorial debut was the feature film 29th and Gay, written by and starring James Vasquez. She also directed the short film Feet of Clay by David Gaudle. She is directing the world premiere of Susan Ferrara’s Buzz at Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
Elizabeth A. Davis
Robert Emmet Lunney
Spencer Davis Milford
Assistant Director – Christopher Gerson
Scenic & Costume Designer – Leslie Taylor
Lighting Designer – Cat Tate Starmer
Sound Designer – Melanie Chen Cole
Stage Manager – Victoria Broyles
Production Assistant – Madison J. Rutledge
The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.