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Birds of a Feather - Full Length Play, Comedy

Birds of a Feather

Marc Acito

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573701221

Winner of the 2012 Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play! 

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.

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Parody / Spoof

90 minutes

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

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Drag performance, Expandable casting

CASTING NOTES

One woman and three men play 24 roles, broken down as indicated.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

ZOOKEEPER
PAULA ZAHN
FEMALE BIRDER

ROY
PALE MALE
BOMBSHELL
BETTY
GAYER
BORED
TEEN TANGO
CHASTITY WRIGHT

SILO
LOLA
BOMBSHELL
PORKEY
GAYEST
PREENING
ANNOUNCER
GROWN-UP TANGO

BIRDER
GAY
MAN IN COVERALLS
WANNA-BE
RICHARD COHEN

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Marc Acito

Marc Acito

Marc Acito won the Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play with his comedy Birds of a Feather. He is the head writer of the musical Allegiance, which won the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding New Musical for its run at the Old Globe and is the book writer of A Room with a View, which also had its world premiere at the Old Globe and will appear next season at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. With ... view full profile

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