New Work New Worlds

New Work / New Worlds: "Satellite Futures"

Presented by Flat Earth Theatre and Catalyze Playwriting Group

Flat Earth Theatre is taking the Catalyze playwrights along for the ride to Pluto when we launch X by Alistair McDowall this November! Before performances on Saturdays, November 2nd and 9th, join us for FREE readings of their interplanetary 10-minute plays inspired by this dwarf planet at the edge of our solar system.

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 7pm

Real-Ass Space Explorers by Gillian Daniels

As two astronauts on the first Pluto colony look for uranium, they begin to get to know each other.

Voyager 1.1 by Allison Strandberg

An unsupervised teenager on a generation ship accidentally smashes the Voyager records, humanity’s cultural payload sent to the stars in 1977. It’s suddenly up to them—and the audience—to figure out what about the human race is worth recording.

Moontown by Nathan Comstock and Anna Waldman-Brown

In a mid-sized industrial town on the moon, a band is breaking up.

Cast for 11/2: Arianna Smith, David Olsen, Allison Schneider, Kitty Drexel, Kris Kim, Jonah Comstock.

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 7pm

Sculpin by Austin Hendricks

When the moon bus breaks down, a visiting terraformer and a veteran moon colonist consider the sort of habitat best for humanity.

Tardigrade Moon Rising by Carl Danielson

A group of evolved tardigrades on the moon must defend their land and water from imperialists from Earth.

Dear Pluto by Zach Barryte and dRachel Bowens-Rubin

"Dear Pluto" tells the tale of a burgeoning penpal friendship between a jaded minor planet and an excitable space satellite. It was inspired by the events of the NASA New Horizons mission that visited Pluto in 2015.

Cast for 11/9: Olivia Waring, Katie Labounko, Adam Strandberg, Masha Sten-Clanton, E. Rosser, Jenny Gutbezahl, David Olsen.