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Stage Rights Play of the Week: Chore Monkeys

By   Posted 7.22.2020   Announcements, race, privilege, setc, ready to publish

by Patrick Gabridge
3-6F, 3M | 85 Minutes

In this sly dark comedy about privilege and race, Dante hustles for business on the Chore Monkey handyman web site but finds it impossible for a black man to get customers who will see past his profile photo and hire him. He turns to Peter, his white pothead buddy from high school, to be the face of the operation. The arrangement grates on both of them— Peter wants more money and recognition, and Dante is constantly confronted by the racism that underlies the whole situation. When Peter’s habit of stealing “souvenirs” from their clients gets noticed and the police are called in, their partnership and friendship crash into pieces.  2019 SETC/Stage Rights Ready to Publish Award Finalist. 

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