John, who's here from Cambridge

by  Martyna Majok

10 Minute Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 1f

Overworked, under-qualified, and broke, Jess takes on another job to make ends meet – as a personal caretaker for a graduate student named John. John has cerebral palsy. John is beautiful. And John is here from Cambridge...

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John, who's here from Cambridge

by  Martyna Majok

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Overworked, under-qualified, and broke, Jess takes on another job to make ends meet – as a personal caretaker for a graduate student named John. John has cerebral palsy. John is beautiful. And John is here from Cambridge. That is, Massachusetts. Where he went to undergrad, just in case you were wondering. One Friday night after the timesheet has been put away, music is played, assumptions are challenged, and two lonely people learn some things about each other.

Part of the collection Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 39th Series.
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Accolades

  • Winner! 39th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Nudity Nudity/Partial Nudity

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with other plays in collection

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: John's accessible bedroom.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m, 1f
JESS - A woman in her late 20s/early 30s. Does not come from wealth. A part-time cocktail waitress.
JOHN - A man in his late 20s/early 30s. Comes from wealth. Has cerebral palsy. Wheelchair. Very mild speech impediment that manifests itself in a kind of halted way of speaking. Otherwise, determinedly polished.
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Casting Notes

*specific ages do not matter as much, as long as they're both about the same age. 

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Authors

Martyna Majok

Martyna Majok was born in Bytom, Poland, and aged in Jersey and Chicago. Productions include QUEENS (Lincoln Center Theatre/LCT3, Upcoming), COST OF LIVING (Manhattan Theatre Club and Williamstown Theatre Festival) and IRONBOUND (Ratllestick Playwrights Theater/Women's Project Theatre). In addition, her plays have been ...

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Presented in the 39th Annual Samuel French Off Off-Broadway Short Play Festival, at Playwrights Horizons in August, 2014. 

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