Bureaucrazy

"9-to-5 Meets Weekend at Bernie's"

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FULL LENGTH Workplace Farce
Semi-Finalist Hart NPI
Semi-Finalist Eugene O'Neill National Playwriting Competition

Grace and Amy are just two regular girls working as secretaries in a soul sucking job. But when their boss chokes on an oatmeal raisin cookie, it starts a domino...
"9-to-5 Meets Weekend at Bernie's"

bureaucrazyplay.com

FULL LENGTH Workplace Farce
Semi-Finalist Hart NPI
Semi-Finalist Eugene O'Neill National Playwriting Competition

Grace and Amy are just two regular girls working as secretaries in a soul sucking job. But when their boss chokes on an oatmeal raisin cookie, it starts a domino effect of disaster in this female-driven farce about office life.
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Bureaucrazy

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  • Karen Fix Curry:
    10 Oct. 2019
    There's nothing more fun than a good farce. The crazy antics in this office farce are guaranteed to give your audience lots of laughs. Hilarity ensues at a hearstopping pace with two office workers manipulating the system. It is totally relatable to anyone who has had to suffer through office politics, overly demanding bosses, and an endless stream of office lunches. Bureaucrazy is sure to please!
  • Emily Brauer Rogers:
    4 Sep. 2019
    I saw this play at Project La Femme's Page to Stage Festival as a staged reading. The show has so many laugh out loud moments and has terrific physical humor for the mostly female cast. The comedy continues to build and the dialogue is terrific. She plays on workplace humor and the revenge fantasies one has towards an awful boss. Danley's a queen of comedy and this is a fabulous farce with a ton of heart.
  • Sam Collier:
    20 Jul. 2019
    I saw a staged reading of this play at the Women's Theatre Festival in North Carolina, and it was one of the funniest plays I've ever seen. Danley's dialogue is terrifically clever, well-paced, and hilarious. I would love to see a full production of it!

Character Information

  • Grace
    20s - 40s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    female, 20s-40s, a secretary. Must be a strong physical comedian. Background in improv and commedia preferred.
  • Amy
    20s - 40s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    female, 20s-40s, a secretary. Should be a strong physical comedian, preferably with a background in improv or commedia.
  • Molly
    20s - 40s,
    White
    ,
    Female
    overly-friendly secretary, smells of Patchouli, kiss-ass
  • Helen
    30s - 50s,
    White
    ,
    Female
    30s-50s, vice-president, social climber, power woman, loves Peru (in a cultural appropriation sort of way.) Physically demanding role. Should be a strong comedian, preferably with a background in improv or commedia.
  • Vivianne
    40s - 60s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    president of the company, a power woman
  • WATERMAN / JANITOR / AC GUY
    20s - 40s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    a man of all trades and a million faces. Should be able to play three distinct characters.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Mary Rogers Room - Dramatists Guild, NYC
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    Women’s Theatre Festival of North Carolina - Occupy The Stage
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    Ignition Arts
    ,
    2019
  • Workshop
    ,
    Curtis Theatre with Project LaFemme - Page to Stage Playwright’s Festival
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    Seattle Playwrights Salon
    ,
    2017

Production History

  • Community Theater
    ,
    Grande Prairie Live Theatre
    ,
    2019

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
Women Are Funny Award
,
Stageways
,
2018
Semi-Finalist
,
Moss Hart and Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative
,
Moss Hart and Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative
,
2018