MADAME OF THE MANOR (Extended Version)

Author Karen Saari
Madison, Wisconsin

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Contemporary                                

Situation: Shirley, a caregiver in a nursing home, is hard-working, in her 50s and has a good sense of humor. She's seen it all and truly cares for the residents. Today she is training two health students from the local community college while she prepares a room for its new resident—her mother.

Subject Matter: Aging, Dementia, Health Care, Caregiving, Sadness, Uncertainty, Women in the Workplace, Mothers, Daughters

Note from Playwright: My late mother was a nursing assistant in a nursing home in Michigan's upper peninsula for 25 years. The camaraderie with her co-workers and pride in her job were very important to her. There weren't a lot of jobs for women in our rural hometown. She used to joke that she loved working there but hoped she wouldn't end up a patient there. I wrote this piece as a tribute to her.

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  • Source
    Stand-Alone Monologue
  • Character Age
    Adult 40-50, Adult 50-60
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female
  • Character Ethnicity
    Universal, Native American, White
  • Character Special Traits
    Accent
  • Genre
    Comedic Drama
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min +
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
  • Writer Ethnicity
    White
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