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Ep 92 Audrey Cefaly & Carolyn Messina | Find your dramaturg, two-hander plays, and ache stories

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Hi there,

Today I’m thrilled to be arts calling Audrey Cefaly and Carolyn Messina!

About our Guests:

Audrey Cefaly ( is an alumna of the Playwrights’ Arena cohort at Arena Stage, a recipient of the Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from the Sewanee Writers Conference, and a Dramatist Guild Foundation Traveling Master. She is published by Concord Theatricals, Smith & Kraus, and Applause Books. Cefaly’s plays have been produced by Cincinnati Playhouse, Florida Studio, Florida Rep, City Theatre, Penobscot Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse, Merrimack Rep, Signature Theatre, Barter Theatre, Vermont Stage, Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 16th Street Theater, Capital Stage, About Face, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Circle Theatre, Theatre Three, Aurora Theatre, Quotidian Theatre Company and University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her play Alabaster received an 11-city Rolling World Premiere, the largest in National New Play Network history. Twitter:

Carolyn Messina is an AEA actor and LMDA dramaturg. She has served as dramaturgical consultant for the National Showcase of New Plays (NNPN) (10-city rolling world premiere), the Southern Writers Festival (Alabama Shakes), Signature Theater’s SigWorks, BMCC Showcase (NYC), and About Face Theatre. She has worked in various capacities of dramaturgical support for plays such as Safety Net (Daryl Fazio), Winter Break/Spring Break (Joe Calarco), and perhaps most notably Maytag Virgin, The Gulf, Alabaster, and Trouble, as longtime dramaturg for playwright Audrey Cefaly. For more information, please visit:

Thank you both so much for this incredible conversation! All the best!!

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Go make a dent: much love,


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