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Have a taste of ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ screenwriter Lucy Alibar’s magical stew of stories

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Lucy Alibar in "Throw Me On the Burnpile and Light Me Up" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Photo by Craig Schwartz.

The video above is just a taste of a magical stew of stories that is Throw Me On the Burnpile and Light Me Up. Writer and performer Lucy Alibar, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of the hit film Beasts of the Southern Wild, has also been serving up a lecherous goat, a house full of dogs, cats and Febreze and Daddy's .38 special to audiences at the Kirk Douglas Theatre from September 1 – October 2, 2016.

Lucy's essays and stories have been published in Zoetrope, the Oxford American and the Wall Street Journal, and her plays have been produced or developed around the world, including at the National Theatre Studio in London, Joe's Pub and the Ojai Playwrights Conference, where she began working with her director, Center Theatre Group Associate Artistic Director Neel Keller, on Throw Me On the Burnpile and Light Me Up. In January, she read pieces from the play at the Public Theater in New York.

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