Modern Living

Author: Richard Sheinmel and Clay Zambo

Modern Living

Description: Three short plays with songs about the life and times of a gay downtown performance artist.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2006
Date Added: 4/9/2013
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 75 Minutes
2 Females, 3 Males

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Keywords: Art and Artists · Biographies · Brechtian · Comedy · Death and the Afterlife · Documentary · Drama · Families · Gay and Lesbian · Grief and Mourning · Many Locations · Memoirs · Meta · Musical · Musical Comedy · Naturalism/Realism · Postmodern · Religion and Spirituality · Sex · Show Biz · Sickness and Mental Illness · Single Set · Social Issues · Tearjerker · The Theatre · True Stories

This play is in the following collections: La MaMa E.T.C.

Original Production Information

Modern Living was first presented on October 13, 2006 at The Club at La MaMa, New York City. It included the first three plays of the Modern Living cycle: Florida Mom, Mister Fishkin, and Sheila Mom; with the following cast and credits:

Florida Mom
Mitch: Richard Sheinmel
Chester, Reade, Matt : Mick Hilgers
Robby, Steward: Christopher Borg
Irene, Enid: Meg Anderson
Last Caller: Nomi Tichman

Mister Fishkin

Mitch: Richard Sheinmel
First Caller, Young Mitch : Mick Hilgers
Mrs Baster, Operator Cathy: Nomi Tichman
Melissa, Tickets Saleswoman: Meg Anderson
Heavy Metal Guy, Jimmy: Christopher Borg

Sheila Mom
Mitch: Richard Sheinmel
Aunt Sheila: Nomi Tichman

Featuring Jordon Roth & the TV Boys
Piano, Vocals: Jordon Rothstein
Bass: Joe Bucraw
Drums: Christopher Almeida

Author: Richard Sheinmel
Songs: Clay Zambo
Director: Michael Baron

Costumes: Jennifer Caprio
Sets: John McDermott
Lights: Jay Scott
Stage Manager: Rome Brown
Production assistance: Jenny Seaquist
Spanish Coach: Antonio J. Chiroldes
Publicity: Ron Lasko, Spin Cycle