is about four ‘clients’ (adults with intellectual disabilities) who live in a house together. Two staff members, Alan and Bridget, are looking after them for the weekend shift – Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. Working through a weekend shift is not always easy; living through one can be even harder. This play is about the balance of power – those who have it and those who don’t. It’s about trying to see life from another’s perspective, and it’s about failing to do that. For some of these six people, this weekend is much like any other in the house. For one person in particular, though, things may never be the same again.
About the Playwright
Weekend Shift is Kathleen Roger’s first full-length play. She has written several shorter ones, two of which have been staged. M was put on in the Liberty Hall Theatre in September, 2013, as part of The Big Green Apple event. This was co-sponsored by the 1st Irish Festival in New York and the Attic Studio, Dublin, of which she is a member. In November, 2014, Jen’s Secret was staged in The Teacher’s Club by Sweet & Dry Theatre Company.
Kathleen has been involved in many Creative Writing classes and workshops. She has also written several short fiction pieces for adults and children.