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Love is a Blue Tick Hound - Collection / Anthology, Dramatic Comedy

Love is a Blue Tick Hound

Audrey Cefaly

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Collection / Anthology, Dramatic Comedy

2m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573705045

Love is a Blue Tick Hound is a collection of four award-winning one-acts.

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: Acting Edition
: Large Print
: Stage Manager

Minimum Fee: $45 / performance
$75 / performance of 3 plays
$100 / performance of 4 or more plays

License Requests for single titles should be submitted on individual title pages.


Collection / Anthology

Dramatic Comedy

Romantic Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day


Interior Set, Exterior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


Alcohol, Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes, Open Flame, Smoking




High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Love is a Blue Tick Hound is a collection of four one-acts, three of which have received New York premieres, and all of which have won multiple festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada. All four pieces feature challenging roles for women and lend themselves to diversity in casting. Each play has a run-time of approximately 25 minutes and may be licensed individually or collectively (as assembled herein), to comprise a full evening of theater.

Publication includes:
Fin & Euba 
The Gulf 


"What’s so beautiful about Cefaly’s writing style is that she lets the words speak for themselves. She paints a picture of these characters stuck, if not in time, then in circumstance." - Howlround, Read More 

"Love is a Blue Tick Hound is a great choice for the college market. First of all and most important of all, the plays are exciting opportunities for students to explore. The characters and plays are rich, and provide meaningful opportunities for theatre students. The plays raise bold questions, and make for learning opportunities for learning and discovery. All college programs are looking for provocative new works. The product requirements are simple, but also provide intriguing opportunities for designers...And importantly, this is excellent material for actors in any classroom, at the beginning and advanced levels." - Alan Litsey, Professor of Theatre, Birmingham Southern College



2m, 6f


Role(s) for Asian Actor(s), Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Role(s) for Latino Actor(s), Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Multicultural casting


Love is a Blue Tick Hound is a collection of four 2-person one-acts. There are a total of 8 roles (2 for men and 6 for women). The plays may be licensed individually, but if performed as an evening of theater, it may be performed with as few as 3 actors or as many as 8. Flexibilty in casting (diversity, age, ethnicity) is encouraged. Visit individual product pages for more details on casting. 

Clean - 1f, 1m
Stuck - 1f, 1m
Fin & Euba - 2f
The Gulf - 2f

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Audrey Cefaly

Audrey Cefaly

Cefaly is published by Samuel French, Smith & Kraus (two volumes of Best American Short Plays), and Applause Books. She is an outspoken proponent of silence in story-telling and has authored numerous articles on the topic of playwriting for HowlRound and Samuel French’s Breaking Character Magazine. Cefaly’s play THE GULF won the 40th Annual Samuel French OOB Festival and was later adapted into ... view full profile

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Jack Cannon 3/10/2017 10:30 AM
Audrey Cefaly’ LOVE IS A BLUE TICK HOUND is not Theater of Spectacle. It is Theater of the heart, soul and the funny bone.  Each of the four, twenty-five minute plays centers around two characters caught in a relationship that underneath is full of pain, doubt and indecision towards a harsh and mostly unforgiving life. Yet Cefaly treats these fragile characters gently with compassion, humor and nobility.  We do not laugh at these people. We laugh at ourselves as we realize our pain is their pain.  Perfect for professional, community and college theaters, Cefaly gives the producing company permission to change the age, gender and dialects of the characters to suit each theater's needs.  Blue Tick needs minimal production support and offers performance opportunities that actors love – characters limited only by the scope of imagination.  
Laura Ivey 8/30/2016 6:54 AM
Audrey's scripts are truth, which is why they hurt so much and feel so good. Every word counts and every line is important.  The lack of clutter in Audrey's writing allows the audience to think and listen, and become submerged in the stories. Having a deep desire to be known and loved, the characters are as familiar as family, but are also new and fresh, and begging to be heard. As an actor, it is intimidating and thrilling to be able to get close to these creations. This collection is a treasure.
Paul Donnelly 7/3/2016 6:52 PM
Each of the closely observed, deeply compassionate, and deceptively simple plays that comprise Audrey Cefaly's Love is a Blue Tick Hound present characters whose universal needs and very particular dilemmas alternately break our hearts and inspire us with their resilience. For all the disappointment the characters face, and only occasionally overcome, for the all the sense of resignation that informs some of them, these plays are exhilarating examples of the writer's craft. These are stories that reveal real truths with bracing and engaging honesty and vivid theatricality.  These are characters who demand and deserve to be heard.

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