by Maureen Angelos, Lisa Kron, Babs Davy, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey
Full Length Play, Dark Comedy / 5f
"The Secretaries is a sustained, amusing look at the fine line between aggression and assertiveness." – The New Yorker
"The Secretaries is a sustained, amusing look at the fine line between aggression and assertiveness. – The New Yorker
"The Five Lesbian Brothers render their satirical portraits with a deft but merciless eye." –The Los Angeles Times
"95 minutes of gritty, bawdy, bloody humor pregnant with incisive social commentary." – San Francisco Examiner
"A mordantly cheerful slice of Grand Guignol." – The New York Times
KeywordsBetrayal, Business, Death, Feminism, LGBT issues, Women's Issues, Economic/Financial Issues
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: 1990s
- Duration: 105 Minutes
- Setting: The play takes place in and around the town of Big Bone, Oregon. Some time before Windows ’95.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
ASHLEY ELIZABETH FRATANGELO – Susan’s sycophant, bulimic.
PATTY JOHNSON – the new girl.
SUSAN CURTIS – offi ce manager/cult leader.
PEACHES MARTIN – sweet, clueless, slow-moving target.
BUZZ BENIKEE – sensitive lumberjack.
HANK AND SANDY – sexually harassing lumberjacks (slow).
MR. RON KEMBUNKSCHER – the boss.
- All Female
- Expandable casting
The Secretaries premiered at the WOW Cafe in New York City in December 1993 under the direction of Kate Stafford.