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SAFETY NET

DRAMA
{3 women}
90 minutes

Synopsis: Chris Dove is the first-ever female fire captain in an Alabama town at war with opioids, and she’s facing it head-on, heart-out and under scrutiny. Meanwhile, her arthritic spitfire-of-a-mother, Xenia, now living with Chris after a bad fall, worries for her child’s right mind and tries to conjure stability with a bundt cake and a Bible verse. When Chris’ childhood friend, Val—a recovering addict Chris brought back from an overdose just a year earlier—drifts into their lives, they find themselves at a tipping point between what’s safe and what saves.

History 

  • March/2018: Selected for Alliance Theatre’s Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab

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MEDICA

DRAMA (with sci-fi, humor, and a touch of magic)
pronounced [med-ik-uh]
{2 women, 2 men}
90 minutes

Synopsis: In a remote surgical tent during a 25-year war, in a time later than now, and in a world where all healers are required to be women, 60-year old Dr. Minnie Vega is going to snap. Until young and mysteriously gifted Dr. Irene Wilde enters her reality, along with the troops involved in a sudden offensive. And for the next 24 hours, the two medica butt heads and fix soldiers who, for some reason, all look the same. And radios breathe and defy space and time. And light comes out of fingers. And really, all these doctors want to know is: can it be possible to take care of yourself while you’re healing everyone else?

History 

  • February/2018: Synchronicity Theatre SheWRITES Festival (director: Rachel May; dramaturg: Rebekah Suellau)
  • November/2017: Working Title Playwrights Ethel Woolson Lab (director: Amber Bradshaw; dramaturg: Patricia Henritze)
  • July/2015: workshop and reading of selected scenes, Emory University’s Breaking Ground

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THE FLOWER ROOM

COMEDY
{2 women, 2 men}
75 minutes

Synopsis:Ingrid is an uptight academic who researches sexual behavior in primitive cultures while remaining completely closed off from her own sexual self. When she loses her university job, she turns to writing erotica to pay the bills – unleashing her own journey of sexual discovery.

“I love that this play is funny and naughty, but more so that it centers on a woman who awakens her sexual self on her own terms and in her own time, without the impetus coming from the need to please a man. That’s a powerful story that’s really worth telling in this day and age. We are proud to present this wonderful, empowering play with an all-woman creative team.” -Freddie Ashley, Actor’s Express Artistic Director

“A breath of fresh air.” –Atlanta InTown Paper

Reviews & Press

Development History 

  • Apr-May/2018: Production, Actor’s Express (director: Melissa Foulger)
  • Apr/2017: Florida Repertory Theatre PlayLab Festival (director: Annette Trossbach)
  • Dec/2016, Reading: Actor’s Express Threshold New Play Festival (director: Lisa Paulsen)
  • Feb/2016, Workshop: Emory University’s Brave New Works series (director: Shannon Eubanks)
  • Aug/2015, Reading: Emory University’s 4:48 (director: Lisa Paulsen)

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FREED SPIRITS

COMEDY • Commission for Horizon Theatre Company
{4 women, 2 men}
2 hours

Synopsis: Brainy outcast, Susan Dickey, gives tours at Atlanta’s historic Oakland Cemetery in hopes that its vibrant past might make her own present feel less stuck. Mostly, she wanders the brick walkways amidst the towering mausolea quite alone, until one spring day when a freak tornado cuts a swath through her sanctuary and churns up not only a buried mystery, but also a cadre of urban misfits. Despite being sociopaths, introverts, and cantankerous geniuses, they’ll come together to confront unexplained visions in an attempt to save themselves and the cemetery from oblivion.

Development History

  • Sept 23-Oct 30, 2016, World Premiere Production: Horizon Theatre (director: Lisa Adler) (Commission for the New South Play Works Series of new plays exploring the contemporary American South, community and positive change focusing on people and themes of interest to intown Atlanta, Georgia)

Reviews & Press


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SPLIT IN THREE

COMEDY-DRAMA
[3 women, 2 men]
2 hours

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The Mississippi Delta. 1969. The Supreme Court has put its foot down and in this last county, desegregation must dissolve. Poor, white sisters, Nola and Nell, one grounded by cynicism and the other by faith, live day-to-day. Until they discover a mixed-race, highly-educated sister they never knew they had. And in a place where separation begets isolation, difference turns out to be a saving grace.

“…THIS IS A LOVELY PLAY. Like William Inge, Fazio is quite good at drawing a scene that seems ordinary, then slowly revealing its crumbling foundation. … As a story that ultimately hints at redemption and healing, the working out of the complicated knots of family ties, that is an asset and a blessing.”
—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Production History


DEER PLAY

COMEDY-DRAMA (with magical realism)
[3 women, 2 men]
90 minutes

When charismatic Mississippi good ol’ boy and champion deer hunter, Oscar Moak, one day doesn’t seem able to shoot, he and a talkative doe take his family on a wild ride. While Oscar shuts down from shame and fear, the doe tries to coax him out. Meanwhile, Oscar’s father, struggling with chronic pain, loses the will to fight, his mother takes home renovations into her own hands, and his devoted wife discovers adrenaline. If you’re afraid to die, does it also mean you’re afraid to live?

Development History

  • Nov/2017: Reading, 7 Stages Homebrew Festival, Atlanta, GA
  • Oct/2012: Staged Reading, Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta, GA (director: Justin Anderson; dramaturg: Amber Bradshaw)

GREYHOUNDS

Drama
[2 women]
90 minutes

Circumstance brings together two very different women at an isolated Oklahoma bus stop in the wee hours, beginning a dance of hurt, humor, and intense longing for connection that could bridge the gap over two painful pasts. A horrible discovery mid-way through the night proves to be a catalyst for revelation, transformation, and, ultimately, that desperate link. Are these women truly opposites? Who will they be when the next bus comes?

Production History

  • June/2015: Actor’s Repertory Theatre of Luxembourg
  • Feb/2006: Theatre Row, New York City (limited 3-week engagement) (director: Jesse Jou)
  • July/2006: American Theatre of Actors, New York City (limited 3-week engagement) (director: Jesse Jou)
  • August/2005: Truman State University

Reviews

ACTORS REP OF LUXEMBOURG

Luxemburger Wort (June/2015): Greyhounds, by Actors Repertory Theatre, A Journey You Won’t Forget (PDF)

Luxembourg Chronicle (June/2015) (PDF)

WICKSHAW PRODUCTIONS, THEATRE ROW, OFF-OFF-BROADWAY

“You’ll want to take the journey with Greyhounds, an intriguing well-acted play.”
—Robin Milling, World Entertainment News Network (Feb/2006)

“…playwright Daryl Lisa Fazio has mastered the art of dialogue, giving each character real room for development. This writer has great potential, and I am eager to see future works.” –Akia Squitiere, Scene 4 Magazine (Feb/2006)

“Greyhounds is an actor’s showcase…a revelatory and exciting second [half]. Fazio’s use of flashbacks provide a great touch…” –Frank Avella, Newyorkcool.com (Feb/2006)

”When two strangers meet at a bus terminal to escape or reenact the reasons behind their fears, what emerges in a series of magically constructed vignettes is a play by Daryl Lisa Fazio called “Greyhounds.” Structural nuances, clever reversals peppered with humor make this charming play a wonderful debut for Fazio.” —Nick Mwaluko, Talent in Motion Magazine (Feb/2006)

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