SAVE THE WORLD!
Written & Directed by: Melissa Moschitto
Performances by: Michael Ables, Alexandra Bonesho*, Mark Cisneros, Mariah Freda, Jean Goto, Marianne Hardart, Brian Demar Jones, Brianna Kalisch, and Arisael Rivera*
*Appearing courtesy Actors Equity Association
Dramaturgy: Lynde Rosario
Assistant Director/Associate Producer: Philip Schaffer
Lighting Design/Production Management: Ali Hall
Scenic & Visual Design: Irina Kuraeva
Sound Design: Andy Cohen
Stage Management: Tiffany McCue
Original Collaborators (The Lecture): Josh Adler, Kate Norton, Jean Goto, Louise Gough, Brianna Kalisch, Melissa Moschitto and Raj Varma.
Original Collaborator (The Blackout): Josh Adler, Kate Norton, Mariah Freda, Jean Goto, Brianna Kalisch and Melissa Moschitto.
A smokers' cessation group resurrects Aldous Huxley.
Doomsday preppers take on the biggest blackout in NYC history.
Robots occupy our future.
A triptych of plays - The Lecture, The Blackout and The Robot - examine the precarious role of the individual in the age of climate change with screwball comedy, nihilism and dash of good old American bravado.
PRODUCTION + DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
World Premiere - July 26-29
Ice Factory, New Ohio Theater
The Lecture was originally developed at Working Theater's 2012 Annual Directors Salon.
The Blackout was developed in part through the Field Artist Residency program, supported by Lambent Foundation.
“they have not only done the necessary research to drive their thought-provoking points home, but they do so in a way that I haven't seen before." (Theater Is Easy)
“thought-provoking in its perplexity, eerie and weird in the best way.”
“a much more mature sense of spacing and lighting design… It finally hit the spectators where it hurts…”
Dig deeper to discover Climate Change research both past and present, along with key source material used to create the show.
The script for The Blackout is available on the New Play Exchange (NPX).