The Maids

Jose Rivera's adaptation of the classic Genet play was developed at the 2015 Orchard Project


Tuesday, October 18, 2016 to Sunday, October 30, 2016

Who's Involved:

In Rivera’s interpretation, two maids, sisters Monique and Yvette, dream of liberating Vieques from La Doña, mistress of the largest sugar plantation on the island. “Rituals are enacted, roles are reversed, identities become fluid, bombs fall, poison is consumed, genders collide, and a psycho-sexual drama is unleashed as the trio struggles with the meaning of power, sisterhood, and freedom,“ state production notes from INTAR. Developed at The Orchard Project 2015 Started in 2007, the Orchard Project invites the most cutting-edge theater artists to retreat to New York’s Catskill Mountains and collaboratively develop new plays.