The Hotel Lobbyist


How far will feisty senior, Goldalee Schneider, go to make her daughter listen to her? To the lobby of the local Holiday Inn, handcuffed to a chair!

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  • Hotel Lobbyist

    Bara Swain
    12 minute comedy
    2 women

    How far will feisty senior, Goldalee Schneider, go to make her daughter listen to her? She’ll stage a sit-in strike at the local Holiday Inn! Handcuffed to a chair, shes lets her daughter, Maxine, know that she’d rather live at home than return to a facility where her family thinks she’ll be safer. It’s a play about relationships, autonomy and independence in another excellent piece of writing by Bara Swain.

    The Hotel Lobbyist has received numerous awards including:

    • International CityWrights Short Playwriting Festival, Miami, Florida- Finalist Winner!
    • Method & Madness Festival, Denton Community Theatre, Denton, Texas- 2nd Prize
    • International Jewish Short Play Competition- 1st Prize
    • Raymond J. Flores Playwriting Prize- Winner
    • 10 by 10 in the Triangle, NC- Finalist
    • Fusion Theatre Company Short Play Festival- Finalist.

    The play was produced in:

    • Eclectic Shorts, Artistic New Directions, NYC;
    • Women’s Playwriting Festival, Potluck Productions, Kansas City, MO;
    • Salon Series, Jewish Women’s Theatre, CA;
    • Inns & Outs, Heartland Theatre Company, Bloomington, IL, and
    • Plays for a Summer Night, Polaris North, NYC.

    Staged readings include FAB @ The Barrow Group with Lynn Cohen, and “Off the Page,” Manhattan Oracles, Drama Book Shop’s Arthur Seelan Theatre.

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    Bara Swain


    Comedy, Issue Oriented

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    11-19 Minute Play



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