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Written by Maria Irene Fornes, Directed by Joshua Lee Ramos, Produced by DFX Entertainment and MITF
"Conduct of Life" shows the audience that in life, and especially times of war, it is our choice how we conduct ourselves in the face of violence and horror. The play premiered in NYC in 1985 and is a powerful, timeless piece with haunting characters.
Orlando, having rapidly achieved his military promotion, becomes a self-acknowledged professional torturer who now uses violence to subdue and destroy others, including his wife, Leticia. His longtime friend and colleague, Alejo, watches Orlando's behavior helplessly. Meanwhile, despite living this reality where the world has forsaken her, 12 year old Nena, whom Orlando holds captive, teaches those around her to live each day in the best possible way and not become blind with rage towards those that are unkind. Even those who torture.
Burlesque Dance Kids Musical Reading
Classical Drama Lesbian+Gay Other Solo Performance
Comedy Festival Magic Poetry  
Schedule: Friday July 18 at 8:30pm
Saturday July 19 at 2:00pm
Sunday July 20 at 3:30pm
Saturday July 26 at 7:45pm
Friday August 1st at 8:30pm
Saturday August 2nd at 5:30pm
Theater:June Havoc Theatre
Address:312 West 36th Street, First Floor
New York, NY 10018  Show Map
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ticket Central at 212-279-4200
Company: DFX Entertainment with Midtown International Theatre Festival    Official Web Site:
Adam Slemon Orlando

Currently based out of Los Angeles CA, Adam has performed at a variety of regional theatres and has done multiple national tours.  His credits include performances with Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Know Theatre, Omaha Theatre Company, Red Barn Theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Hampstead Stage Company, Landmark Productions, Queen City Off-Broadway and at the June Havok Theatre in NYC for the Midtown International Theatre Festival.  Adam is currently putting the finishing touches on his first full length musical "Grease Monkey" with musical colaberation by Scot Woolley.  Feel free to explore for production photos, writing samples, and updates.

Carolyn Paine Leticia

Carolyn Paine, noted as an "accomplished" young actress by New England Entertainment Digest, received her BA in Drama from University of Hartford, where she performed in such plays as The Philadelphia Story, Noises Off and Measure for Measure. She recently performed Off-Broadway in NYC at the June Havoc Theatre in the intense drama The Conduct of Life. Her regional and professional credits include working with Chelsea Rep Lab in NYC, Shakespeare Now Theatre Company in Boston, Square One Theatre in Stratford, New Works New Haven at Long Wharf Stage II, Peripitus Theatre Company in the world premiere of 3's, Park Road Playhouse in the award winning The Foreigner, and with Princebury Productions in Love Letters. She has also toured with Classical Players in A Midsummer Night's Dream. She can be found in regional and national commercials, film, and print work. Additionally, Carolyn has performed for nearly 10 years as a professional dancer and is the co-founder and co-Director for CONNetic Dance. She has done choreography for the stage and commercial work and also has directed a one act play at Long Warf Stage II.

Mark Ohanesian Alejo

Mark Ohanesian is an experienced actor who has performed in numerous stage and film roles such as Happy in Death of a Salesman at the Park Road Playhouse West Hartford, Prospero in Shakespeare's Tempest at The Main Street Theater; King Phillip of France in New Britain Repertory Theater's Lion in Winter; and Dr. Antov in Uncle Vanya. He has appeared in several commercials and television shows such as Sex and the City, Law and Order and Men in Trees, and films such as The Hoax and The Great Debaters. In 2007 he won a Milo Award at Park Road Playhouse in Hartford for his title role in "The Foreigner."  In 2008 he performed at the Long Warf Theatre in the premiere of the new short play "Crosstalk."   He is co-producer, director and playwright for New Works New Britain, an annual festival of original one act plays.   He can be reached at 860-614-3854 or

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