THE SHOWER PRINCIPLE - Think of Something Else - Liz

Gibson Island, Maryland

PLAY DESCRIPTION

THE SHOWER PRINCIPLE  is a one woman led experiment into motherhood. Taking place over the six weeks of her maternity leave from an engineering position at a dental tool company, Liz discusses trials, challenges, shifts, and joys in her new occupation.

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Present                                 

Situation: Liz is in the middle of her six weeks of maternity leave from an engineering position at a dental tool company. She is finally getting a shower after who knows how long, and her husband’s difficulty in dealing with the baby is causing her long-awaited wash to be anything but restful.

Subject Matter: Gender Roles, Motherhood, Identity, Exhaustion, Multi-tasking, Women, Babies

Note from Playwright: As a new mother struggling with new requirements and roles, I attempted to explore some of the challenges of creating a new identity around a new person.

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  • Source
    Ten-Minute Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 20-30, Adult 30-40
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female
  • Character Ethnicity
    Universal
  • Genre
    Comedy, Drama, Family Drama, Solo Play
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
  • Writer Ethnicity
    White, European, Jewish
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