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The Maids

Director Stephanie Shroyer: These are some more ‘classic’ images of role play, as both women try on the role of Madame (Emily Kosloski, not pictured). In The Maids, I want to explore the idea that even the most kind and sensitive of us fall into role-playing. One treats waiters like waiters when expecting to be served in a restaurant. Seeing them as human beings becomes secondary to the roles of the agreed interaction. Yet, the waiters have lives as alive as those they serve. Madame’s “role” is as the master who treats, however kindly, these two maids as subservient. And yet, it was the accident of birth that put her in that position and them in theirs.

By A Noise Within
September 13, 2016

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