Our friends from DecadesOut, a non-profit organization focusing on the development of film and theatre projects based on socially relevant topics of a humanitarian and scientific nature are producing a reading of the plays in NYC.
Each of the plays ties together science and art in new, provocative and beautiful ways. The plays are free and donations are accepted.
Decades Out is working with us and has generously offered to donate half of all proceeds from the donations for Haiti Relief.
We invite you to go see the readings and to donate. It's a wonderful way to have art benefit such an important cause. The information about the plays is below:
Friday, January 15th
DARK MATTER by August Schulenburg
Directed by Zack Calhoon
Maxine Clerk is a physicist chasing after the mysterious dark matter and energy that make up 95% of our known universe. As a rival colleague undermines her efforts, her personal life also begins to unravel. Facing the illness of her daughter and father, the distance of her lover and mentor, and the dangers of her own darkness, Maxine's struggle to understand the universe becomes a matter of personal survival.
Featuring: Ryan Andes*, Antoniette Broderick, David Crommett*, Susan Ferrara*, Ken Glickfield*
Saturday, January 16th
Two Shorts and a Solo Piece
Directed by David Denson
WORMHOLE by Whitney Hamilton
A female astronaut drifts on the outer reaches of our solar system as her radio contact tries to help her back. She squeezes through a wormhole --- a hypothetical "tunnel" connecting two different points in spacetime in such a way that a trip through the wormhole could take much less time than a journey between the same starting and ending points in normal space. Thus, she is propelled into another dimension.
LISTEN TO THE UNIVERSE by Francis Kuzler
Radio astonomer Peter Haskell has spent years deciphering the sounds of space, but now he hears something that he's never heard before, the voice of a woman screaming about love and the human soul. Can Peter cope with his latest discovery?
FIRE IN THE GARDEN by Ken Weitzman
In 1965 Norman Morrison, a Quaker from Baltimore, drove to the Pentagon and, in protest over the U.S. policy in Vietnam, doused himself in kerosene and lit himself on fire. Looking on as he did this was his one-year-old daughter. Fire in the Garden is told by a new father who finds himself haunted by Morrisonís act as he struggles mightily (and comically) with the challenges of modern fatherhood.
Featuring: Jennifer Larkin*, Ryan McCarthy*
Saturday, January 16th
EXILE by Lindsey Ferrentino
Directed by Tony Macy-Pérez
Exiled historical figures Einstein, Brecht, Lenin, Trotsky, Napoleon Bonaparte, and a Catholic Nun meet in front of a wall to contemplate how and why they need to get over it, confusing themselves into wondering whether or not they have already done so. Consumed with the menial, they debate action vs. intellect with cynically humorous dialogue as bleak and ironic as their landscape. Inspired by the proposed wall to be built between the United States and Mexico, this play questions the idea of boundaries, what it means to be contained, and the isolation of genius. The cast of characters must work together to salvage their sanity before it's too late in this new absurdist tragicomedy.
Featuring: Grace Kiley*, Pascal Escrout*, Thomas Garvey*, Patrick Melville*, Marek Sapieyevski, and Leal Vona
All readings will happen at the 3LD Art & Technology Center
at 80 Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan.