Broken Record

Author: Nicholas Priore

Broken Record

Description: Ma is old and tired and must see to it that her mentally ill son Daniel will be taken care of after she’s gone.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 9/22/2016
Content Advisory: Strong language, adult themes, brief violence
2 Acts, 165 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males

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Keywords: Comedy · Coming of Age · Crime · Dark Comedy · Death and the Afterlife · Drama · Drug Use and Abuse · Dysfunctional Families · Families · God · Grief and Mourning · Large Cast Size · Literature and Writing · Memoirs · Meta · Naturalism/Realism · Philosophy · Religion and Spirituality · Sickness and Mental Illness · Social Issues · Social Justice · Tearjerker · True Stories · Violence · Women

Original Production Information

Broken Record was first presented at the Actors Studio Drama School, New York, NY as part of the 2010 Full Length Play Reading Series with the following cast and crew:

Ma: Norma Medina
Lou: Nicholas Priore
Daniel: Marco Agnolucci
Palma: Lauren Roberts
Michael: Lawrence Sharp
Thin Nurse: Sarah Jessica Anfora-Rasmusson
Sal: Steve Nicholas

Director: Nicholas Priore / Norma Medina

Broken Record was further developed at the Actors Studio, New York, NY and presented in acting sessions and the Playwright Directors Workshop with the following cast and crew:

Ma: Gayle Greene
Lou: Richard-John (RJ) Seikaly
Daniel: Nelson Avidon
Palma: Maureen Burns Shannon

Director: Norma Medina