Washing the Dead

2w/1 m. 1 act

ROSE has been washing the dead for years when she is joined by KATIE, a girl too young, too inexperienced and too interested in the young dead male corpse.
Characters
Rose: an older woman
Katie: a younger woman
Corpse: a younger man

Time
In the past

Setting
A table where they wash the dead

History
2005 – New York Library, Manhattan Branch, NYC (reading)
2004 – The Fine Arts Assoc , Willoughby, OH
2003 – FINALIST, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Ten-Minute Play Contest

*Author’s note
This play is inspired by the poem
"Corpse Washing" by Rainer Maria Rilke.

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