Author: Ayun Halliday


Description: An agrarian settlement of 3 middle aged women and 3 teenage boys communicates in dialogue culled exclusively from social media comments in this post digital, pre-apocalyptic dark comedy-cum-anthropological-study.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 8/4/2016
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 60 Minutes
4 Females, 4 Males

NOTE: Fawnbook is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to Ayun at ayun@ayunhalliday.com.

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Keywords: Adaptations · Allegory · Animals · Characters are Mostly Young Adults · Dark Comedy · Environment · Fantasy · Grief and Mourning · Large Cast Size · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Postmodern · Requires/Supports Sophisticated Multimedia/Technical Elements · Single Set · Social Issues · Surrealism/Absurdism

This play is in the following collections: Plays and Playwrights 2017

Original Production Information

Fawnbook opened on November 5, 2015 under the auspices of Gemini Collisionworks at The Brick Theater in Brooklyn, New York with the following cast and crew:

AYUN: Ayun Halliday
MARGIE: Marjorie Duffield
CHRIS: Chris Lindsay Abaire
MAX: Maxwell Piersol
JOHN: John Albert
BENNY: Benny Rendell
SURVIVOR: Nick Balaban
FAWNGIRL: Adi Richman, Mayim Richman, Lottie Probst, Marlena Vega, and Ace Ramsey
(Note: to preserve the element of surprise, the Fawngirl was not credited in the program or publicity. The role was shared by five child actresses)

Director: Jean-Michele Gregory

Original piano accompaniment: Nick Balaban
Photos: Sue Johnson and Bobby Lucy
Stage management: Thomas Pflanz

Prologue Voiceovers: Carole Delgado, Emilio Delgado, Shawna Franks, Jean-Michele Gregory, Greg Kotis, India Kotis, Milo Kotis, Mickle Maher, Stephen O'Rourke,Thomas Pflanz, Bob Stockfish, Lusia Strus

Appearing via Hologram: India Kotis (Teen Fawngirl), Sarah Kotis, (Teen Fawngirl), Adlai Richman (Child Fawngirl), Mayim Richman (Pre-adolescent Fawngirl), Chris Wells (Lady LaVereon Lynn-Yay)

A short version of Fawnbook premiered as part of the Bad Theater Festival at the PIT-Loft in New York City on October 24, 2015