Flying Ace and the Storm of the Century 

california 2015

Bay Area tour, October 2015
Produced by Simón Adinia Hanukai
Assisted by Julia Schoenberg

Our tour featured performances at PianoFight (San Francisco), Destiny Arts Center (Oakland), and East Bay Center for the Performing Arts (Richmond), as well as eco-theater workshops at schools and theaters in San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay, and Richmond. 

Read our online program, designed by Lani Fu

Illustration by Kristy Caldwell

Illustration by Kristy Caldwell

PRAISE 

"Theatre at its best: intelligent and entertaining." 
-Ulrik Skeel, Odin Teatret

"An innovative and incredibly accessible story that manages to do what very few can do---make climate change humorous, while invoking a desire for action from an audience.  I was particularly moved by the combination of brilliant acting and music and am excited to have this work shared with diverse audiences, young and old."
-Tara DePorte, Founder and Executive Director, Human Impacts Institute

Flying Ace is captivating; a delightful piece of theater about dealing with severe weather that is endearingsmart and funnyIt is just what we need in the quest to grab hearts and minds on the issue of how we ourselves might manage in our increasingly disaster-troubled world." 
-Jennifer Newell, American Museum of Natural History

"Vigorous...finding pathos and sweet humor throughout the precision and energy of the performance." 
-Marya Ursin, Mystic Paper Beasts/The Dragon's Egg

About

Perched on the roof of his doghouse, armed only with a typewriter and a rare imagination, a dog attempts to adapt after an unusual hurricane washed him out to sea. Inspired by Charles Shultz' iconic beagle and leading science surrounding extreme climatic events, Flying Ace and the Storm of the Century is a multi-disciplinary tour-de-force arousing hope in the face of disasters caused by climate change.  

Co-created by Jeremy Pickard, Simón Adinia Hanukai, and Jonathan Camuzeaux
Written and performed by Jeremy Pickard
Music composed and performed by Jonathan Camuzeaux
Directed by Simón Adinia Hanukai
Stage managed by Harry Poster
Set by Michael Minahan
Costumes by Preesa Adeline Bullington
Lighting by Owen Walz
Dramaturgy by Megan McClain

Created in collaboration with climate scientists from Columbia University's Earth Institute and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Run time: 55min 

Click here to download the show program.  

Photos by Marina McClure

2-min video trailer of Flying Ace by Harry Poster

history

Originally commissioned by The Earth Institute / PositiveFeedback for Marfa Dialogues NY 2013, with support from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

Originally developed while in residence at Denmark's Odin Teatret and Vestjyllands Hojskole, produced by Per Bech Jensen, Cultural Collaboration Mid & West Jutland and Aarhus2015. 

Final development in June 2014 at NACL Theater on a "Deep Space" residency.

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