JUPITER (a play about power), La MaMa, NYC, February 2016

 

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La MaMa PRESENTS...
JUPITER (A PLAY ABOUT POWER)
by Superhero Clubhouse and Kaimera Productions

"Haunting and beautifully delivered [...] with extraordinary purpose and aplomb. The deeply moving JUPITER delivers its message in an insightful and powerful evening, and beyond."
READ THE FULL REVIEW BY RAY MORGOVAN

"Unlike most climate change-related art, JUPITER doesn't fall strictly on the alarmist side of the argument about the state of our planet. Rather, we are left with [...] a renewed optimism."
READ THE FULL ARTICLE BY JULIA BUNTAINE

"JUPITER's goal is not to provide an ultimate answer, but to start a dialogue. It succeeds."
READ THE FULL REVIEW BY DEBORAH HEINEMAN 


February 11-28th, 2016
La Mama, New York
74A East Fourth Street, East Village

Before retreating to the planet Jupiter, a young tycoon overhauls the entire energy system on Earth. His imposed vision promises to halt climate change, but demands costly sacrifices from all citizens of the world. A trio inspired by Frankenstein and energy policy, JUPITER is a 200-year-long dialogue between Jove and the representation of Humanity.

A collaboration with environmental policy experts, economists, psychologists, and innovative designers, JUPITER asks if we should impose radical societal change for the greater good.


Created by Jonathan Camuzeaux, Lani Fu, Simón Adinia Hanukai, Megan McClain, & Jeremy Pickard
Directed by Simón Adinia Hanukai
Written by Jeremy Pickard
Music by Jonathan Camuzeaux
Performed by Jonathan Camuzeaux, Sarah Ellen Stephens, & Jeremy Pickard
Designed by David Bengali, Anshuman Bhatia, Eva von Schweinitz, & Angela Harner
Dramaturgy by Megan McClain & Lani Fu, with assistance from Julia Levine & Harry Poster
Production Stage Manager: Keith Paul Medelis
Press Rep: Jonathan Slaff and Associates

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
February 2016: premiere of JUPITER at LaMaMa, Etc. in NYC
June/July 2015: developmental retreat at The Catwalk Institute and first workshop performance
in Hudson and Catskill NY
February 2015: developmental retreat at The Catwalk Institute
August 2014: first developmental retreat at MassBliss in Ashley Falls, MA

A PLAY ABOUT POWER
Who controls our energy future and how do they make decisions? Do dire circumstances give anyone the right to play God? Will incentives work fast enough to curb emissions? If left to their own devices, can communities and corporations self-regulate, or is strict regulation necessary?