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Swimmers - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Swimmers

Rachel Bonds

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

7m, 4f

ISBN: PMS0000000254

"Bonds has a terrific feel for the painful absurdities of personal relationships — whether collegial or would-be romantic — and the inanities of the surface camaraderie of the modern open workplace." - San Francisco Chronicle

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

105 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - Several floors of an office building.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Drugs, Strong Language, Smoking

TAGS

Business

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Coyotes evading police. Billboards predicting the end of the world. It’s been a strange day at the office and it’s only 9AM. Moving floor by floor from the basement up to the roof, scenes in a corporate office between employees explore the angst ridden relationships between those that people often take most advantage of; their corworkers. 

REVIEWS 

"Bonds has a terrific feel for the painful absurdities of personal relationships — whether collegial or would-be romantic — and the inanities of the surface camaraderie of the modern open workplace." - San Francisco Chronicle, Read More 

FIVE STARS! "[Swimmers] is such a strong outing that it makes one eager to see what else Bonds has up her sleeve... the dialogue is often funny in its painful awkwardness. The characters are a charming, fascinating group of people." - Marin Independent Journal, Read More 

"[Bonds] writes with a sensitive touch that, along with the pain, also acknowledges the inescapable humanity of her characters and the humor that accompanies their angst. Mix empathy and laughs with a light splash of existential dread and you have a pretty potent dramatic framework." - Pacific Sun, Read More


Check out these photos from the Marin Theatre Company production of in March 2016.


Swimmers premiered at Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley, CA in March 2016 under the direction of Mike Donahue.

Characters

CASTING

7m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Asian Actor(s), Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

WALTER - Facilities Management. African-American. Late 40’s/early 50’s. 
TOM - Sales. Could be any race/ethnicity. Early 40’s.
FARRAH - Product Development. Could be any non-WASPy race/ethnicity. Early 30’s. 
YURI - Product Development. Russian. Moved to US for college. Mid-to-late 30’s. 
BILL - Product Development. African-American. Early 30’s. 
RANDY - Sales. Could be any race/ethnicity. Late 20’s-Early 30’s. 
PRIYA - Sales. First-generation American, born to Indian parents. Late 20’s-Early 30’s. 
CHARLENE - Administration. Latina. Early-to-mid 40’s. 
VIVIAN - Intern. Very beautiful and ethnically ambiguous. Early 20’s – 25. 
DENNIS - R&D. Overweight. White. 40ish. 
GEORGE - COO. White. Mid 50’s.
Videos
  • Marin Theatre Company trailer for Swimmers

  • Scenes and descriptions from Marin Theatre Company's first rehearsal of Swimmers

Author
Rachel Bonds

Rachel Bonds

Rachel Bonds’ plays have been developed or produced by South Coast Rep, Ars Nova, Manhattan Theatre Club, McCarter Theatre, Roundabout Underground, Atlantic Theater Company, Studio Theatre, New Georges, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and New York Stage & Film, among others. Her plays include: CURVE OF DEPARTURE (Upcoming ... view full profile

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