EARTH, A PLAY ABOUT PEOPLE
Presented by Superhero Clubhouse (September 2014)
Process Space residency from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

by Satellite Artists in collaboration with the NYC company
Co-directed by Jeremy Pickard, Harry Poster & Hannah Wolf

Made and performed by Nanda Abella, Sergio Botero, Jonathan Camuzeaux, William Cook, Janouke Goosen, Eben Hoffer, Yanghee Lee, Andrew Lindqvist, Bella MacDiarmid, Jeremy Pickard, Sophia Remolde, Leah Shelton & Sonia Villani

Dramaturgy by Megan McClain & Anne Zager
Original music by Jonathan Camuzeaux
Musical Arrangement by Janouke Goosen
Featured choreography by KatieRose McLaughlin
Lighting design by Bruce Steinberg
Sound design by Sarah Hughes
Design dramaturgy Solomon Weisbard
Lighting assistance by Alex McConnell-Trivelli
Production assistance by John Le

SATELLITE TEAMS

Per Bech Jensen (Idom Kirkeby, Denmark)
Tommy Dickie, Corey Johnson & collaborators (Los Angeles, USA)
Tina Yotopoulou (Athens, Greece)
Christina Pickard (Perth, Australia)
Brian O'Neal & collaborators (Minneapolis, USA)
Nadia Serantes (Santiago, Chile)
Toma Danila, Ioana Manciu & Horia Suru (Bucharest, Romania)
Byron Yee & Lyrica Yin (Guangzhou, China)

EARTH is a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural and international collaboration. Based on prompts and limitations given by Superhero Clubhouse, teams of artists working remotely (that is, in cities outside NYC) created highly personal scenes, images and dances inspired by themes and questions related to population. The material given to us by Satellite Teams was then developed in dialogue with our artists here in NYC. At this stage of development, we are asking three questions: 1. What is the play, and how does it confront the ecological research? 2. How do we collaborate with artists from afar? 3. How can EARTH be a singular event with consistency of vision, aesthetic and narrative, despite so many "cooks in the kitchen"? By asking these questions, we are also exploring what it means to get along in the world, in the face of global limitations, environmental crises and a population not yet at its peak.