NICKEL AND DIMED

By Joan Holden

Northwestern University, Louis Theater

February 2013

Directed by: Jess McLeod

Costume Design : Stephanie Cluggish

Scenic Design: Shawn Ketchum Johnson

Lighting Design: Maya Michele Fein

Photography: Justin Barbin

 

 

Barbara's Nickel and Dimed

Barbara's Nickel and Dimed

Behind the Diner

Behind the Diner

A Call to the Crappy Motel

A Call to the Crappy Motel

Magic Maids Cleaning

Magic Maids Cleaning

Editor proposes Barbara writes book

Editor proposes Barbara writes book

Mall Mart

Mall Mart

The in kitchen

The in kitchen

Motel maids

Motel maids

Based on the best-selling book by noted author and activist Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed is a piercing examination of the effects of bottom-line and welfare reform on working-class America.  Following the character of Ehrenreich as she travels across America to document the struggles of low-wage workers, she takes on jobs as a waitress, hotel maid, house cleaner, nursing-home aid and store clerk.  Her accounts of the realities of minimum wage survival earned her praise from the New York Times as “our premier reporter of the underside of capitalism.” 

© 2019 Maya Michele Fein.

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