The Maids

Written By Jean Genet
Directed by Michael Conroy

Playwright Jean Genet is a beloved French poet, novelist, and queer activist. The Artistic Home is excited to involve Chicago Drag Queens and queer artists in this special summer production to give voice to the work’s latent themes of the queer experience, kink, and reclamation of identity.

Claire: Patience Darling
Solange: Hinkypunk
Madame: Brookelyn Hebert

Performance Schedule

Performances: June 22- July 14, 2018

Friday & Saturday nights at 9PM

The Artistic Home is on street level with curb to seat assistance upon request. There are seats that don’t require climbing stairs and an accessible restroom. We will also call you a taxi for the trip home and have large print programs, also upon request. For requests please email:

Location: 1376 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60642

“The Maids at the Artistic Home theater is little bit unexplainable, but deeply entrancing… This 90-minute slow-burn story shape-shifts from performance art, to a drag catwalk, to poetry, to feverish daydream, to a kinky, BDSM fantasy.”
— Sean Margaret Wagner, Windy City Times, 06/26/2018
“Patience Darling’s younger sister Claire is needy, impulsive, provocative, shameless, and loud, but ultimately easily cowed… And Solange is scary. Her anger seethes and ultimately comes out in an unforgettable monologue in which Hinkypunk dominates the entire playing space.”
— Jacob Davis, Picture this Post, 06/24/2018