BIRDY by Casey J Adler

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This intense family drama follows Birdy Warlo, a middle-aged African-American piano teacher, and her student James Morris, a white tatted formerly convicted gang member. Diametrically different physical differences aside, it is evident that Birdy and James have an endearing love and joviality throughout their heated piano lesson. However, when a woman from Birdy’s past appears unannounced, her relationship with James grows stronger as they both teach each other life lessons.

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Description

CHARACTERS

Birdy Warlo: Middle-aged, alcoholic, African-American, piano teacher

James Morris: Late twenties, former gang member, Caucasian, piano student

Jakari: Early twenties, bright and full of life, African-American

DeeDee: Forties, headstrong, African-American, Republican campaign manager

Stefan: Middle-aged, overweight, any ethnicity

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Staged Reading, The Actors Studio (West) Play Development Unit, 2020

Director & Dramaturge: Judith Rose
 
Birdy: Elayne J. Taylor
James: Brandon Irons
DeeDee: Lee Sherman
Jakari: Kimberly Green
Stefan: Ernest Harden, Jr.

Staged Reading, Actors Circle Ensemble / New Collective LA, 2019

Director & Dramaturge: Sean Burgos  

Stage Manager: Sean Burgos

Roles originated by:

Birdy Warlo: Tamiko Washington

DeeDee: Lee Sherman

James Morris: Casey J. Adler

Jakari: Charmee Taylor

 

REVIEWS

AWARDS:

Finalist for Storyline’s Vitruvian Award, 2019

Finalist for Screencraft’s Stageplay Contest 2019

Rated the Number 1 stageplay for Coverfly’s The Red List in July 2020 and number 8 for the year

 

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes

 

PREVIEW

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