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Roommate, The - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Roommate, The

Jen Silverman

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

2f

ISBN: PMS0000000133

"Equal parts nuanced and comically exaggerated, The Roommate addresses themes of aging, femininity and identity in a fresh, humorous way." - WFPL

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Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

105 Minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - A big, old house in Iowa City. Now in summer.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Smoking

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Sharon, in her mid-50s, is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-50s, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robin's secrets, they encourage her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely. A dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life - and what happens when the wheels come off.

REVIEWS 

"The Roommate tugs at the heartstrings as much as it tickles the funny bone." - Louisville.com, Read More 

"Equal parts nuanced and comically exaggerated, The Roommate addresses themes of aging, femininity and identity in a fresh, humorous way." - WFPL, Read More

"...a warm and wonderful story that explores how a person's ideas about herself can be limiting but, under certain circumstances, can change in a short period of time and alter the tragectory of one's life." - The Courier-Jurnal, Read More 

"It’s probably going to enjoy a really long life in Equity houses and community theaters around the country. It’s just that good, and just that fun.” - Arts-Louisville.com, Read More 

"Jen Silverman's The Roommate, a new one-act about isolation, second chances and the consequences of our choices, is as tragic as they come - and it's a tragedy that subtly grows beneath peals of uproarious laughter." - BroadwayWorld, Read More


The Roommate premiered at the Actor's THetare of Louisville as a part of the Humana Festival of Plays in March 2015 under the direction of Mike Donahue.

Characters

CASTING

2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female

SHARON - F, 54
ROBYN - F, 56
Videos
  • First look at The Roommate

  • Humana interview with Jen Silverman

Author
Jen Silverman

Jen Silverman

Jen was raised in Asia, Europe, and Scandinavia and the US. Her work has been produced off-Broadway by the Playwrights Realm (CRANE STORY), at Cleveland Public Theatre (AKARUI), by the Gallatin School (BONES AT THE GATE) and by Clubbed Thumb (PHOEBE IN WINTER). She is a member of Youngblood at EST, Uncharted at Ars Nova, Groundbreakers at terraNova, and is an affiliated artist with New Georges, ... view full profile

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