Cale, David (American playwright, actor, author, 19__-____), “Smooch Music,”
a __-minute _____ in English with music, set in _____,
© 1989 by David Cale;
• in David Cale’s The Redthroats [2 Sketches] (New York: Vintage Books, 1989), ISBN 0679739610, LCCN 88-40054, 101 pp.;
• script/rights probably available from source listed in Cale anthology; contact David Cale by e-mail email@example.com.
• Cited in Play Index, 1988-1992: An Index to 4,397 Plays, edited by Juliette Yaakov (____-____) and John Greenfieldt (____-____) (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1993), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, 542 pp.
_____ (m), alienated working-class young Englishman.
“Performance piece chronicles troubled adolescence of alienated working-class young Englishman.”—Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 56.
“Stories and reflections about modern romance, hetero- and homo-sexual.”—Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 56.
• David Cale in 1986 made a movie of this script (running time: 57:44). “David Cale’s feature-length performance monologue, The Redthroats, incorporates three of his best known stories “The Weirds,” “Swagger,” and __-minute “Welcome To America" recounting with painful intensity a repressive English childhood, his flirtation with male prostitution and his relief, fear and anxiety to finally be on the airplane that will take him to America.”—The Redthroats, http://www.thekitchen.org/MovieCatalog/Titles/TheRedthroats.html, accessed November 10, 2002.
• “OBIE-award winner David Cale has written and performed over half a dozen solo shows, has acted in ensemble pieces on and off Broadway, and has appeared in several feature films. His latest solo show, Lillian, garnered rave reviews during a two-week run at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre in February. David also serves as the lyricist for The Jazz Passengers and as such, has written the lyrics to songs performed and recorded by musicians including Deborah Harry and Freedy Johnston. He has received numerous awards and commissions, including two grants and a Solo Performance Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.”—HCA: David Cale, http://www.headlands.org/Artists/DavidCale.shtml, accessed November 11, 2002.
gender identification, introspection, music, sexuality.