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.
Developed at the 2017 JAW Festival
Developed at Playwrights’ Week at the Lark 2017
PROJECTION: Step 1: Our Hero Interviews for a New Job
SKIP is being interviewed by the PRINCIPAL of NASA
When I realize no-one will ever love me, I volunteer to go to Mars.
And holy fuck, they give me an interview!
It’s your name.
PROJECTION: Skip Powers!
When Skip Powers applied for the position of Mars astronaut, the name floated to the top of the pile. “Skip Powers.”
That’s a name fit to represent the National Association of Space Astronauts –
I’m a hard worker —
It’s a name fit to represent America!
PROJECTION: AMERICA IS AWESOME!!!!
I’m being interviewed by the Principal of NASA. The Principal. I think he likes me.