The Home for Retired Canadian Girlfriends

10-MINUTE: What happens when the people we create to hide our true selves get to live lives of their own? Tiffany is about to find out… but she’s gotta get through a very enthusiastic Orientation Coordinator first.

"'The Home for Retired Canadian Girlfriends' by John Bavoso... is probably one of my favorites of the evening. Bavoso creates an imaginary world where imaginary...
10-MINUTE: What happens when the people we create to hide our true selves get to live lives of their own? Tiffany is about to find out… but she’s gotta get through a very enthusiastic Orientation Coordinator first.

"'The Home for Retired Canadian Girlfriends' by John Bavoso... is probably one of my favorites of the evening. Bavoso creates an imaginary world where imaginary girlfriends go when they are no longer needed. It’s relatable, current, and relevant with a solid script and concept." — Backstage Baltimore

"The ninth number of the evening titled 'The Home for Retired Canadian Girlfriends' by John Bavoso was, by far, the most clever work on the playbill... This play is a true gem." — MD Theatre Guide
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The Home for Retired Canadian Girlfriends

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  • Bethany Dickens:
    7 Nov. 2019
    An absolutely wonderful concept that unfurls in unexpected ways. Both characters have striking individual voices and the dialogue is tack-sharp. This is a play to excite audiences, leave them wanting more, and get them talking about the aspirational stories we tell about ourselves.
  • Lainie Vansant:
    21 Oct. 2019
    The premise of this play is a celebration of LGBTQ+ pride, which is fantastic and beautifully done. On top of that, Bavoso adds nuance by forcing his characters to make choices and letting them take control of their own stories, and he does it all with such charming humor. This play has super fun roles for two comedic actors - put it on its feet!
  • Asher Wyndham:
    5 Oct. 2019
    Everything about this -- the zany story, the never-seen-before characters -- makes for a clever play. A highly imaginative short play with perfect structure. This is so good, this is kind of comedy entertainment your theatre needs for your showcase.
    One of my favorite short comedies on NPX.

Character Information

  • Rupert
    Any ,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    A man of any age and any race. Skilled typist, clipboard enthusiast, generally high on life.
  • Tiffany
    Early 20s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    A woman in her early 20s, any race. Half-formed and searching.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Short Play Podcast
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    Midwest Dramatists Conference
    ,
    2019

Production History

  • High School
    ,
    Ernest J. King High School
    ,
    2020
  • Professional
    ,
    B3 Theater
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    Fells Point Corner Theatre
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    Cold Comfort Theater
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    Arlington Friends of the Drama
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    The Q Collective
    ,
    2019