by Maria Irene Fornes June 6th – June 28th, 2013 Theatre Asylum Lab Los Angeles
NOMINEE: Best in Ensemble Theatre - The Hollywood Fringe Festival Awards NOMINEE: Golden Performance (Male) – Robert Homer Mollohan NOMINEE: Best Trailer/Trailer Park Award
THE CONDUCT OF LIFE traverses the volatile relationships and status woes of Orlando, an ambitious climbing lieutenant commander, his vigorous and trusting wife, Leticia, and their collection of servants, friends and/or prisoners. In this dark, gritty exploration of how people live complicit with an improvident government, we witness five characters use sex, violence, power, class struggle, and their own humanity to feed The Beast.
Directed by Sabina Ptasznik With: Belinda Gosbee, Jeremy Mascia, Robert Homer Mollohan*, Karina Wolfe, and Emily Yetter* Stage Manager: TaShaunna Peterman Assistant Stage Manger/Props: Danielle Gonzales Scenic Design: Nick Santiago Lighting Design: Ric Zimmerman Sound Design: Martin Carrillo Costume Design: John Houston Producer: Caitlin Hart Associate Producer: George Pond Technical Director: Steve Madar *Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association
“…director Sabina Ptasznik stages the piece with a ferocity and nuance that communicates both the horror of violence and our tacit acceptance of it.” – Mayank Keshaviah, Stage Raw
“…this bare-bones production soars…” – Sarah Tuft, Front Row Center “…Robert Homer Mollohan and Karina Wolfe give intense, impressive performances.” – Natasha Lewin, Tolucan Times “…Ptasznik and her ensemble deftly create a piece of great substance…” – June Carryl, The Chamberpot