ORIGINAL PERFORMANCES

MAMMELEPHANT

A musical about a grand experiment to halt the thawing permafrost. The first mammelephant is released into Pleistocene Park. Three generations of women tumble through past and future of humanity’s changing relationship to the world around us. Currently in development. Work-in-progress performances in February 2019 at HERE Arts Center & The New Ohio.

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CREATIVE TEAM: Sergio Botero, Lanxing Fu, Treya Lam, Serena Ebony Miller, Jeremy Pickard, Eva von Schweinitz.

At The New Ohio: Alanna Raquel Bowers
At HERE Arts Center: Zoë Geltman and Sim Yan Ying

First developmental residencies in November 2017 at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and February 2018 at the Dragon’s Egg Retreat Center.

THE PLANET PLAYS

Nine plays that together form a new mythology about people in the era of climate change.

URANUS, a play about waste
NEPTUNE, a play about water
MERCURY, a play about poison
SATURN, a play about food
EARTH, a play about people
MARS, a play about mining
VENUS, a play about place
JUPITER, a play about power
PLUTO, no longer a play

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FLYING ACE AND THE STORM OF THE CENTURY!

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 Hurricane Sandy, this humorous, highly physical, multidisciplinary duet explores resilience in the face of climatic disasters.

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Flying Ace and the Storm of the Century – Short from Superhero Clubhouse on Vimeo.

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

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

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.

THE FAIR WEATHERS

A comedic trunk show about a curmudgeonly clown who just can't make peace with the changing environment.

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Created by Danny Gardner, Jame McCray, and Jeremy Pickard

Directed by Jeremy Pickard
Performed by Danny Gardner
Dramaturgy by Jame McCray

Productions at PS 29 Super Science Saturday 2017 and The High Line Summer Festival 2018

NEIGHBORS

A musical tale of two trees and two abuellas, all in need of connection on a record-hot summer day in New York City.

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Created by Wesley Zurick, Jame McCray, and Jeremy Pickard

Directed by Jeremy Pickard 
Performed by Amanda Centeno, Vanessa Perada-Felix, Wesley Zurick
Props, Set, and Costumes by Lexy Ho-Tai 
Dramaturgy by Jame McCray 

Recent performances at PS 29 Super Science Saturday Festival and SHC Solstice Celebration 2018

SALTY FOLK, AN OYSTER MUSICAL

Salty Folk, an oyster musical, a Superhero Clubhouse production

Fresh from the hatchery, a young oyster attempts to combat a storm and the resulting sewage that threatens to destroy her community and the life of the harbor.

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Created by Nate Weida and Jeremy Pickard

Development supported by The New Victory Theater LabWorks. Latest production at The Billion Oyster Project, June 2016.

THE LIVING STAGE NYC

THE LIVING STAGE combines horticulture, theatrical design, and community engagement to create recyclable, biodegradable, biodiverse, and edible performance spaces. The NYC version, led by Superhero Clubhouse in partnership with University Settlement and eco-scenographer Tanja Beer, will feature a lush living stage situated amidst the urban landscape of the Lower East Side. Created by local seniors and students, the space was inhabited by performances made for and by the community.

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