A play for social distancing written before it was cool.
Casting: 7 Actors*
* Can still be produced with three performers
SYNOPSIS: Finally fed up with the bot-and- disappointment-filled world of online gay dating, Skip Powers volunteers to go to Mars. The National Association of Space Astronauts says, “Hell yes, you leave in a week.”
This is a comedy that travels 50 million miles and a million years.
ABOUT THE VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE EDITION: Act 1: When Skip is selected to be the first person to step on Mars, he goes into quarantine. Act 2: Skip heads to Mars. Alone.
This play is a campy dark-ish comedy about loneliness, and was already ideal for an adaptation for a distance / Zoom performance. And it’s not about a pandemic.
The Virtual Performance Edition was workshopped and developed with Bike City Theatre and the Catalyst New Works Festival
The original play was developed at the 2017 JAW Festival.