Style – one act drama about factory workers on the line

drama about factory workers

STYLE – ONE ACT DRAMA ABOUT FACTORY WORKERS ON THE LINE

Very much in the style of “Waiting for Godot,” this one act drama about factory workers is about 6 men employed in the shipping room of a coat factory who spend their time arguing, eating, sleeping, playing the Jackpot and shooting craps rather than working.

Their boss, Irving, tries to get them to work, even resorting to letters of warning but to no avail.  Then Irving comes in, and gives them the news – the factory’s days are numbered and that they will soon be out of work. Every man there knows that this job is not what he wanted to do with his life, and they all have dreams of doing something better. But as time passes, the dreams became less real and the day to day hopelessness set in.

The play accurately portrays the despair, lost hopes and defiance of marginalized workers. The people we, as society need and see, but never think of.

STYLE, originally titled RACK, was first presented by The Minnesota Ensemble Theatre of Minneapolis in 1973

Read about playwright James Campbell. Other dramas (First to see the lights go on – a drama about postnatal depression) by James.

Author: James Campbell

Genre: Drama about factory workers

Type: One act play

Cast: 8M, 2F

Ages of the actors: Adult, young to very old

Suitable for: Adults only. Language.

Length: 40-50 minutes

Set: A mid-western coat factory; the early 1970s; the shipping room. There are: four work benches, cardboard box forms, racks of coat orders next to each desk, a time clock, a refrigerator, a coffee urn, a radio, a full-length mirror, and one chair, CAJUN’s personal chair. There is a chute or slide used to send bundles of coats into the shipping department from another building, an exit leading to a stock area.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – characterization

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Cost is $6.50 for this previously produced digital drama about factory workers

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