The Hotel Lobbyist

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How far will feisty senior, Goldalee Schneider, go to make her daughter listen to her? In this comedy, our protagonist resorts to a sit-in strike at the Holiday Inn!

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  • Hotel Lobbyist

    Bara Swain
    12 minute comedy
    2 women

    How far will feisty senior, Goldalee Schneider, go to make her daughter listen to her? In this comedy, our protagonist resorts to a sit-in strike at the Holiday Inn, handcuffed to a chair, in order to express her strong desire to go home rather than return to a facility where her stalwart daughter, Maxine, thinks she’ll be safer. The play explores relationships, autonomy and independence.

    The Hotel Lobbyist has received numerous awards including:

    • International CityWrights Short Playwriting Festival, Miami, Florida- Finalist Winner!
    • Method & Madness Festival, Denton Community Theatre, Denton, Texas- 2nd Prize
    • International Jewish Short Play Competition- 1st Prize
    • Raymond J. Flores Playwriting Prize- Winner
    • 10 by 10 in the Triangle, NC- Finalist
    • Fusion Theatre Company Short Play Festival- Finalist.

    The play was produced in:

    • Eclectic Shorts, Artistic New Directions, NYC;
    • Women’s Playwriting Festival, Potluck Productions, Kansas City, MO;
    • Salon Series, Jewish Women’s Theatre, CA;
    • Inns & Outs, Heartland Theatre Company, Bloomington, IL, and
    • Plays for a Summer Night, Polaris North, NYC.

    Staged readings include FAB @ The Barrow Group with Lynn Cohen, and “Off the Page,” Manhattan Oracles, Drama Book Shop’s Arthur Seelan Theatre.

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  • Additional Information

    playwright

    Bara Swain

    genre

    Comedy

    running time

    10-20 Minute Play

    women

    2

    royalty

    $15 per performance

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