October 18 - November 10, 2019
Marti Gobel & Isabel Quintero
Approximate Run Time:
90 minutes with no intermission
About the Play
Sharon has been respectable her whole life. Now in her mid-fifties and recently divorced, she needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, she realizes her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely.
A dark comedy about what it takes to reroute your life - and what happens when the wheels come off.
Silverman’s THE ROOMMATE is a tragedy that subtly grows beneath peals of uproarious laughter!
- Broadway World
About The Playwright
Jen Silverman is a New York-based writer. Born in the U.S., she was raised across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Jen’s theatre work includes: Collective Rage: A Play In 5 Betties (world premiere at Woolly Mammoth, New York premiere with MCC, London premiere at the Southwark Playhouse, New York Times Critic’s Pick); The Roommate (Humana Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Steppenwolf directed by Phylicia Rashad, Long Wharf, South Coast Repertory Theatre, among others); The Moors (world premiere at Yale Rep, New York premiere with The Playwrights Realm, finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award); Dangerous House (Williamstown Theatre Festival; originally InterAct Theatre in an earlier iteration); and Witch (commissioned and premiered by Writers Theatre, Chicago). Her plays have been published or produced internationally in the UK, Germany, Australia, Spain, and Shanghai.
Director - Suzan Fete
Sharon - Isabel Quintero*
Robyn - Marti Gobel
*Stage Manager - Bailey Wegner*
Technical Director - Anthony Lyons
Scenic Design - Madelyn Yee
Lighting Design - Sarah Hamilton
Co-Props Master - Melissa Centgraf
Co-Props Master - Simone Tegge
Sound Design - Sarah Ramos
Costume Design - Amy Horst
*Member of Actors' Equity Association
In Renaissance Theaterworks’ ‘The Roommate,’ two women surprise each other and themselves.
Transformative Experience for Two Women in Renaissance Theaterworks’ "The Roommate".