The Maids (2006)

by Jean Genet
Opening Night 04 May 2006
Director: Neal Barber

The Maids explores the ways in which identity politics intersect with servitude, gender, self-representation and criminality. The play is based on a real-life story of a pair of French maids who murdered their mistress. Solange and Claire always play a role. Throughout the play, we hardly ever get to see who they really are. They begin by playing roles of servant and mistress, each getting more carried away with their roles as the play continues. Genet shows us not only how a servant plays the role that the master requires but that everyone is constantly in a state of perpetual servitude to somebody or something.


Solange Chris Raynor 
  Katrina Yelavich 
Claire Barbara Walsh 
Madame Bianca Prujean 


Stage Manager Lynsey Crowley 
Production Assistant Elliot Price 
Technical Operator Angus Dingwall 
Production Design Neal Barber 
Set Construction Andrew Cook 
Wardrobe Roz McKechnie 
  Jane McCabe 
Tech Monkeys Elliot Price 
  Lynsey Crowley 
  Angus Dingwall 
Publicity Roslyn Nijenhuis 
Photography Reg Graham 
Barbara Walsh, Katrina Yelavich.
Bianca Prujean.
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