(a play about power)
Stony Book photos by Anshuman Bhatia
Catskill photos by Solomon Weisbard
Before retreating to the planet Jupiter, a young tycoon overhauls the entire energy system on Earth. His imposed vision promises to halt climate change and improve Humanity, but demands costly sacrifices in the process. A trio inspired by Frankenstein and energy policy.
Should we impose radical societal change for the greater good?
artists & HIstory
JUPITER was co-created by Jonathan Camuzeaux, Lani Fu, Simón Adinia Hanukai, Megan McClain, and Jeremy Pickard. The script was written by Jeremy Pickard, with dramaturgy by Megan McClain and Lani Fu. The music was composed by Jonathan Camuzeaux.
JUPITER premiered in February 2016 at La MaMa in NYC, produced in partnership with Kaimera Productions. It was developed thanks to residencies at The Catwalk Institute and MassBliss, a Creative Space grant from ART/NY, and a work-in-progress performance at Stony Brook University's Staller Center. Our solar-powered lighting design was made possible thanks to an Off-Broadway Greening Grant from the Broadway Green Alliance, and the generosity of engineer Jay Maury.
The company for the 2016 LaMaMa production:
Directed by Simón Adinia Hanukai
Performed by Jonathan Camuzeaux, Sarah Ellen Stephens, & Jeremy Pickard
Sound design by Eva von Schweinitz
Set and lighting design by David Bengali & Anshuman Bhatia
Costume design by Angela Harner
Solar lighting system engineered by Jay Maury