Jim, a businessman staying in a hotel, wakes up in bed, talking to himself. He also addresses his shadow, and anyone else in the room with them. Gradually getting dressed, he discusses life on the road, memories, moron jokes, the conference he is attending, business strategies, and a pivotal deal that went down recently under intimate circumstances. He sings.

Written and Directed by Richard Maxwell

Jim: Jim Fletcher
Shadow: Gary Wilmes (later, Bob Feldman)

Producer: Barbara Hogue

Production History

Hilton Hotel, New York 2003
Wales Arts Center, Aberystwyth 2003
Chapter Arts Center, Cardiff 2003
Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt 2003
Szene Salzburg, 2003
Cinema Texas, Austin 2003
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh 2004
Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghausen 2004
Hotel Relexa, Berlin 2004
Festival Theaterformen, Hannover 2004
Live Arts Festival, Philadelphia 2004
Biennale Bonn, 2004
BITE:05 Barbican, London 2005
Melbourne International Festival, 2005
Festival d'Automne à Paris, 2006
Perfect Performance, Stockholm 2006
Brock University, Ontario 2009
University of Toronto, 2009
Santarcangelo Festival, 2009
River to River Festival, New York 2012
Panorama Sur Festival, Buenos Aires 2012
Yale Union, Portland 2015
Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens 2016
Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles 2016


Flicking the Switch, The Austin Chronicle, 2003
No Exit: Richard Maxwell's Confrontational Hotel Room Theatre, Portland Mercury, 2015
Hotel Room Theater: Richard Maxwell's 'Showcase' at the Millennium Biltmore, Los Angeles Times, 2016