Dirty Laundry

A headshot of playwright Mathilde Dratwa. She is standing in front of a stair case. Her hand is resting on her hip.
by Mathilde Dratwa
In-person: Monday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 p.m. Available online: Saturday, May 7 – Friday, May 13

Following the unexpected loss of her mother and subsequent discovery of her father’s infidelity, an adult daughter alternates between grief and anger. Her dad attempts to put into words his complicated feelings about love, loss, and lust. Meanwhile, the “other woman” ponders: What is an affair when it's no longer an affair? In Dirty Laundry, Mathilde Dratwa explores the absurdity and messiness of life and death.

From playwright Mathilde Dratwa: “I found out the day before my mom died that my dad had been having an affair for six years. The next thing I knew, I was asking my father all kinds of questions about his sex life. Like really, really detailed questions. When I started writing about it all, I knew I wanted to experiment with form — to try to make sense of a situation that makes no sense.” 


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