Playwright Daryl Lisa Fazio participated in the inaugural 4:48, writing from the source material “Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships,” by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha.
The play will now be fully mounted at Actor’s Express from April 21 – May 13, 2018.
Fazio says, “Almost three years ago now, I had the honor and abject terror of being asked to participate in Emory Playwriting Center’s first 4:48 project, which meant writing a full-length play in 48 hours. To my delight and compounded abject terror, the topic that we’d be using as a jumping-off point was monogamy—or, more simply, sex. But it didn’t end up being scary at all, because I got to be in a room with a whole pack of artists I’d never worked with, and most of whom I’d never even met, to talk about human beings and their crazy behavior, and then 48 hours later, to rehearse readings of brand new plays on the subject. And the gifts and humor and craft and focus of the artists in the room turned out to be very freeing and joyful in the writing of a play about sex—and I believe all of that joy and freedom and fear and overcoming of fear lives and breathes in my play THE FLOWER ROOM, being produced this April-May by Actor’s Express.
Quite simply, this play wouldn’t exist without Emory. I wouldn’t have had the growth experience without Emory. And we wouldn’t all be about to gather in a theatre together to watch a funny, honest journey of a woman through her own sexuality, through the lens of a woman.”
She announces the play’s full production at Actor’s Express here.