(A)loft Modulation

Theatre
Name: A.R.T./New York Theatres/ Mezzanine Theatre
Address: 502 West 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
Production Information
First performance date: September 26, 2019
Opening date: October 2, 2019
Closing date: October 27, 2019
External Links: Official Website


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Production Description
A gritty, dilapidated five-floor walk-up in Manhattan’s seedy flower district is an after-hours haunt of musicians, artists, junkies and prostitutes. The fuse of American culture burns below the surface. It’s the last explosive heyday of jazz and the inhabitants of the building jam night after night, while a compulsive photographer documents everything with round-the-clock reel-to-reel recordings and photographs. Inspired by true events at 821 6th Ave between 1957 – 1965, (A)loft Modulation traces the turbulent, roiling obsessions of artists and loiterers in their pursuit of purpose, while social chaos seeks to overthrow American culture. It’s angst vs. contentment, selfishness vs. benevolence, artist vs. layman – a struggle that plays out through the fractured lens of unlabeled reel-to-reel tapes which are stumbled upon 60-years after they were recorded. Using archival video and sound, (A)loft Modulation will bring 821 6th Ave back to life for a few hours each night, including a live jazz band led by saxophonist Jonathan Beshay that will improvise nightly.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
the american vicarious Producer
  
Jaymes Jorsling Playwright
Gerald Clayton Piano Composition
  
Christopher McElroen Director
  
Troy Hourie Set Designer
Elivia Bovenzi Costume Designer
Becky Heisler McCarthy Lighting Designer
Andy Evan Cohen Sound Designer
Adam J. Thompson Video Design
  
David Gernsten & Associates Press Representative
  
Jonathan Beshay Saxophone

Cast
Actor Role
Kevin Cristaldi N/A
Spencer Hamp N/A
Charlie Hudson III N/A
Elisha Lawson N/A
Eric Miller N/A
Buzz Roddy N/A
PJ Sosko N/A
Christina Toth N/A
Julia Watt N/A