Quick! Name me a play for two female actors in their 20s-30s. I'll wait. No seriously, I will wait.
My roommate, the unbelievably talented & incredibly underrated Mikaela Dyke, and I were trying to come up with a project for the two of us to work together but drawing absolute blanks even after an extensive search through my fairly massive play library and a little know-it-all named Google. A spirited discussion then followed on Facebook & Twitter with little to no results.
It's funny. I can think of plenty of two-handers for men in the age range: Morris Panych's Lawrence and Hollowman, David Gow's Cherry Docs, Edward Albee's The Zoo Story, Mary Jones' Stones in his Pockets, just to name a few. But for women?
Many people suggested Marsha Normand's 'night, Mother, but the actresses required are much older than we are and that seems to be what generally available. Same goes for something like Mary Jones' Fly Me To the Moon, which I saw at the Great Canadian Theatre Company last year.
In fact, the only age-appropriate two-hander that people seemed to know was Matt and Ben, which feels incredibly dated these days. Anyone remember when Ben Affleck dated Gwyneth Paltrow? Yeah, me neither. There's also EdWard Allan Baker's Dolores, but I'm already doing that for Fringe, and I know of a great little play called Anything for You but that one is only 10 minutes.
Of course, we could write something, but I'm more puzzled by the fact that finding a show like this is such a difficult task.
All is not lost. I did get two good suggestions from @TheatreinLondon for David Widdicombe's Wake, as well as Daniel MacIvor's A Beautiful View, but come on people! There's got to be more out there.