Full Length Play
Parody / Spoof
Time Period - Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - New York City, in and around Central Park, Early 21st Century.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No intermission, Physical Comedy
Monologues, Scene work
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Winner of the 2012 Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play!
Birds of a Feather recounts the story of Roy and Silo, the two Central Park Zoo chinstrap penguins who partnered, adopted an egg, hatched and raised a chick together. Roy and Silo are no strangers to the spotlight. In 2005, they were the subject of a widely contested children's book, And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson. The book, temporarily pulled from school bookshelves in Loudoun County, became one of the most banned books in the US.
"There’s something satisfyingly poetic about the way the play’s themes reverberate and refract. And it’s refreshing to encounter a dramatist, and a theater, willing to take wing with such an adventurous approach to the culture wars."
- The Washington Post
Birds of a Feather was first presented by The HUB Theatre at the John Swayze Theatrein Fairfax, Virginia, on July 20, 2011. It was directed by Shirley Serotsky.