EARTH (a play about people)

Illustration by Kristy Caldwell

Illustration by Kristy Caldwell

September 20, 2pm

Work-in-progress performance
Building 110 on Governor's Island
Free and open to the public 
The culmination of a Process Space residency from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council 

Team NYC

Co-directed by Jeremy Pickard, Harry Poster & Hannah Wolf
Made and performed by Nanda Abella, Jonathan Camuzeaux, William Cook, Bella MacDiarmid, Janouke Goosen, Eben Hoffer, Yanghee Lee, Andrew Lindqvist, Katey Parker, Nada Petrovic, Sophia Remolde, Leah Shelton & Sonia Villani 
Dramaturgy by Megan McClain & Anne Zager
Lighting by Bruce Steinberg
Music & Sound by Jonathan Camuzeaux & Sarah Hughes
Design dramaturgy by Solomon Weisbard

Satellite Teams 

Per Bech Jensen (Idom Kirkeby, Denmark)
Tommy Dickie & collaborators (Los Angeles) 
Tina Yotopoulou (Athens)
Christina Pickard & Tim Robathan (Perth, Aus)
Brian O'Neal & Anne Zager (Minneapolis) 
Nadia Serantes & collaborators (Chile)
Horia Suru & collaborators (Bucharest) 
Byron Yee & Lyrica Yin (Guangzhou, China)

Support EARTH!

From now until September 5, we are operating a fundraising campaign to benefit our fall EARTH workshop, taking place on Governor's Island in September as part of a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space grant and culminating in a public performance on September 20. We have just over a month to raise $5,000-- this covers paying stipends to our company of twenty artists, plus other production expenses like design materials, transportation and cookie ingredients. Read more about the campaign and consider making a tax-deductible donation by clicking HERE.


A couple deciding whether or not to have a child embark on separate journeys through time and space.  A quasi-immersive theatrical event exploring the personal, social and environmental questions surrounding contemporary issues of overpopulation. Created collaboratively and remotely by international teams of artists and scientists based on limitations inspired by the Voyager Golden Record


Originally conceived by Sarah Hughes, Jeremy Pickard and Anne Zager

December 2012: early workshops in NYC
June 2, 2014: work-in-progress showing in NYC
September 20, 2014: work-in-progress showing on Governor's Island, NYC (as part of a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council "Process Space" grant)
2015: first-draft production, NYC

Past NYC Collaborators

Nanda Abella, Courtney Bassett, Jonathan Camuzeaux, William Cook, Danny Gardner, Charles Gushue, Sarah Hughes, Maria Portman Kelly, Aba Kiser, Dan Kublick, Annalisa Ledson, Megan McClain, Kelsey McMahon, Katey Parker, Alice Pencavel, Eva Peskin, Nada Petrovic, Jeremy Pickard, Marie-Marguerite Sabongui, Eva von Schweinitz, Shawn Shafner, Bruce Steinberg, Tina Yotopoulou, Anne Zager

Past Satellite Teams

Naja Bjørnsson (Copenhagen)
Tommy Dickie & collaborators (Los Angeles) 
Sophia Remolde (Tokyo)
Brian O'Neal & collaborators (Minneapolis) 
Hannah Wolfe & collaborators (Bucharest) 
Byron Yee & Lyrica Yin (Guangzhou, China) 

A play about PEOPLE

For thousands of years of human history, having a child was crucial to the survival of tribes, families, farms, races... humanity itself.  As technology and medicine advanced, the stakes dropped; for many of us, need has been replaced with choice. Now, as the global population climbs toward 10 billion, life expectancy increases, resources become precious, and the consequences of climate change barrel down on us, how we personally and globally consider the effects of our species' multiplication has never been more crucial.  Is there a limit to humanity?  Are we responsible for each other?  How do we balance the beauty and brilliance of our species with the impact our very presence has on the world we rely on? 

Our September stage of development for EARTH (a play about people) is made possible in part by a 2014 LMCC Process Space artist residency. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.

The day after EARTH, join Superhero Clubhouse on the streets of Manhattan in what promises to be one of the largest environmental marches in history, informally coordinated with the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit. "We know that no single meeting or summit will "solve climate change” and in many ways this moment will not even really be about the summit. We want this moment to be about us – the people who are standing up in our communities, to organize, to build power, and to shift power to a just, safe, peaceful world." Email if you'd like to march with us. Visit the People's Climate March website for more info.