The Cleaners

by  Lindsay Joy

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

Lower East Side. Right now. It’s Rita and Jerry’s job to clean up the stuff no one else will: death.

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The Cleaners

by  Lindsay Joy

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Lower East Side. Right now. It’s Rita and Jerry’s job to clean up the stuff no one else will: death.

Published in the Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 41st Series

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Keywords

Death, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A Manhattan apartment.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m, 1f
JERRY - 30's, of Italian descent. Sweet, awkward, abrupt. Grew up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
RITA - 30's, of Puerto Rican descent. Tough, fragile, extremely proud, and in a bad way financially. Also grew up in the Lower East Side.
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Authors

Lindsay Joy

Lindsay grew up in the middle of nowhere New Hampshire. She’s a proud member of the Amoralists ‘Wright Club, and the all-lady ass-kicking Beehive Collective. She recently served as Co-Artistic Director to the Award Winning LabRats Theater Company. The Rats production my full length play, "The Rise and Fall of a Teenage ...

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The Cleaners premiered at the 41st Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival in New York City in August 2016 under the direction of Michael Padden.

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