(a play about food)

description

Jack and Rhea have inherited a farm. Newly 30 and newly wed, their bucolic way of life is a welcome change, until three mysterious seeds put the fate of the farm —and their marriage— at stake. Now the couple must piece together the past in order to make peace with the future. A riff on the myth of Kronos, Jack and the Beanstalk, genetic agriculture and our contemporary relationship to food. 

impossible question

What do we grow, and how do we grow it? 

artists & HISTORY

SATURN was co-created by Sarah Hughes, Maria Portman Kelly, Megan McClain, and Jeremy Pickard in collaboration with the company. It was written by Jeremy Pickard with dramaturgy by Megan McClain.

A first draft of SATURN was produced in 2011 at The Tank in NYC, and a second draft was produced in 2012 at Wild Project in NYC. It was developed over the course of 2010-2012, thanks to residencies at Full & By Farm, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and The Dragon's Egg retreat center.

The company for the production at The Tank:

Directed by Sarah Hughes
Performed by Tyler Caffall, Tom Coiner, Ava Eisenson, Jon Erdman, Marguerite French, and Maria Portman Kelly
Sound Design by Eva von Schweinitz
Set and Costumes by R.B. Schlather
Lighting by Alejandro Fajardo
Stage Managed by Alessandra Calabi

The company for the production at Wild Project:

Directed by Sarah Hughes
Performed by Tyler Caffall, Tom Coiner, Ava Eisenson, and Maria Portman Kelly
Sound Design by Eva von Schweinitz
Set and Costumes by R.B. Schlather
Lighting by Alejandro Fajardo
Stage Managed by Virginia Leary

Additional workshop collaborators: Brian Belcinski, Amelia & Robert Felbinger, Prysm Freedman, and Anne Zager