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Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s Southern Writers Festival
July 16, 2022

Explore Southern identity by looking at who we are today during the Southern Writers Festival of New Plays. This lively day-long event features theatrical readings, stimulating conversation, and delicious food.

Purchase purchase the full-day package, including lunch, for $50.

11:00 a.m. | Reading 1 | Kudzu Calling — Donnetta Lavinia Grays (Commissioned by ASF)
From the playwright …
Kudzu Calling is an interweaving of poems and moments which seek to expand and complicate the Southern narrative. It is a celebration of Black Southern Love. Black Southern Queerness. Black Southern Playfulness, Culture, and Spirituality. It is, in short, my love letter to the place that made me.

12:00 p.m. | Reading 2 | Trouble at the Vista View Mobile Homes Estate — Audrey Cefaly
Audrey Cefaly has turned her very popular one-act “Fin & Euba” into a full-length play entitled Trouble at the Vista View Mobile Homes Estate. Audrey is an Alabama-native who has an incredible knack for writing in a Southern voice.

4:00 p.m. | Reading 3 | Zelda in the Backyard — Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder
Alabama native Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder’s new solo show, Zelda in the Backyard. 
Zelda likes to go, but she doesn’t like to stop.  
When Libby inherits Zelda, a 1961 Rolls Royce that’s been wrecked, she sets off on a journey to reassemble the car and pieces of the past her father left behind. A little broken herself, Libby finds herself with a new understanding of marriage and family.  
Zelda in the Backyard is a story of love and loss, and all the roads in between. 

Full-Day Package
The Full-Day package includes tickets for all three readings and lunch*.


Note: Performance times and order may be subject to change.