by Rachel Bonds
Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 7m, 4f
"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
"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
- Strong Language
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 105 Minutes
- Setting: Several floors of an office building.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
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.
- Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)
- Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
Swimmers premiered at Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley, CA in March 2016 under the direction of Mike Donahue.