This cosmically adventurous work draws on the personal lives of the three Apollo 11 astronauts alongside the life and music of Gil Scott-Heron... contrasting the vastly different Americas of the time: clashing economic and social priorities, the rise of the Black Arts Movement, and the collision of events that formulated the space race. The script merges pieces of historical text, including political speeches, sermons, poems, conversations, letters, phone calls, the lunar landing radio transcript, music, and song. We explore how connections and divisions between people and communities shape who we are, who we become, and how we are remembered.
This unique theatrical event features aerial acrobatics, live music, ballroom dancing and a diverse cast ranging in age from 12 to 70 years.
A deep study into the moon landing, the events surrounding it, and how we remember this historic event, Pieces of the Moon is a complex spectacle.
CAST (Radioplay version)
Danny Bernardy, Eric Berryman, Eon Grey, Noelle Hogan, Leon Ingulsrud, Nathaniel Kent
Christina Bennett Lind, Adesola Osakalumi, Violeta Picayo, Cristina Pitter, Richard Saudek, Shona Tucker
|JULY, 2018||SEED DEVELOPMENT||Papingo, Greece|
|NOV, 2018||WORKSHOP||Brooklyn, NY|
|APR, 2019||WORKSHOP + Reading||Brooklyn, NY|
|JUN 2019||ARTOSPHERE FESTIVAL READING SERIES||Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR|
|JUL 20 - 23, 2019||SCRIPT WORKSHOP||Papingo, Greece|
|OCT 7, 2019||INVITED READING||Open Jar Studios, NYC|
|NOV, 2019||FLIGHT WORKSHOP||The Muse, Brooklyn|
|APR, 2020||RadioPlay Script adaption begins||New York, NY|
|MAY, 2020||RadioPlay rehearsals||New York, NY|
|JUN, 2020||RadioPlay Studio Recoding||FLUX Studios, New York|
|JUL, 2020||World Premiere - Livestream Radioplay||New York, Houston, San Diego|