Directed by Estefanía Fadul
Scenic Design by Christopher Ash
Costume Design by LeVonne Lindsay
Lighting Design by Alyssandra Docherty
Sound Design by Daniel Ison
November 11 – December 5, 2021
80 minutes, no intermission
Danny’s a white, blue-collar mansplainer hiding a heart of gold. Marlowe’s a Black, Ivy League-educated newbie who just joined his route. When these two polar opposites are thrown together on Marlowe’s first day at the city sanitation department, they’re forced to find a steady rhythm, despite their differences. This odd couple starts their 6 a.m. shift trading barbs, but along the route Danny slowly earns Marlowe’s trust by sharing hard-earned tricks of the trade.
How do you spot a standard mattress upgrade from a casualty of a bed bug infestation? When do house rules outweigh union rules? What the hell is “mongo”?! Verb: To Scavenge. Noun: Junk. As Marlowe and Danny’s lives become increasingly entwined, their initial bickering gives way to a reluctant bond over the broken, beautiful things we discard. In Lindsay Joelle’s fresh, off-beat buddy comedy The Garbologists, two essential workers from different worlds discover there’s more that binds them than taking out the trash.
Estefanía Fadul (Director) (she/her) is a Brooklyn-based Colombian-American director and deviser of new work. Current and recent projects include Kamloopa by Kim Senklip Harvey (WAM), Carla’s Quince created with The Voting Project (Drama League Award nomination), Noelle Viñas’ Zoom Intervention (Weston Playhouse, NYTimes Critics Pick), Christina Quintana’s Azul (Southern Rep) and Scissoring (INTAR), Stefan Ivanov’s The Same Day (Sfumato Theatre, Bulgaria), and Preston Max Allen and Jessica Kahkoska’s musical Agent 355 (Chautauqua, NYSAF). Estefanía has developed new work off-Broadway and regionally at the Public Theater, Playwrights’ Realm, Long Wharf, Juilliard, Repertorio Español, and more. She is the inaugural recipient of New York Stage and Film’s Pfaelzer Award, and an alumna of the Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellowship, Drama League Directors Project, O’Neill/NNPN National Directors Fellowship, Van Lier Fellowship at Repertorio Español, and NALAC Leadership Institute. Estefanía is an artist with the Center for Performance and Civic Practice, and a member of the Drama League Directors Council, New Georges Jam, Latinx Theatre Commons advisory committee, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and SDC. B.A. Vassar College. www.estefaniafadul.com.