Voyagers

A play by Danielle Mohlman from an original concept by Maureen Monterubio.

Once every 175 years, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune align in such a way that – with the help of the slingshot quality of gravity assist – a spacecraft can reach each of the outer planets. This is a play about that once in a lifetime moment.

Bobbie wants to retire, but after forty years at NASA it...
A play by Danielle Mohlman from an original concept by Maureen Monterubio.

Once every 175 years, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune align in such a way that – with the help of the slingshot quality of gravity assist – a spacecraft can reach each of the outer planets. This is a play about that once in a lifetime moment.

Bobbie wants to retire, but after forty years at NASA it's difficult to walk away. Helen is watching her daughter find her footing at the space agency, all while starting a new career as a physics professor in the post-Space Shuttle era. Joanna is at the beginning of her career, falling in love with spacecrafts and astronauts through coding and stargazing. And Grace is navigating a new realm as both the commander of the International Space Station and the lone female on board.

As for Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, they’ve made a pact with Bobbie to share everything the human eye can’t comprehend, sending messages through the galaxy – all to the soundtrack of the Golden Records they carry and the siren call of the planet Saturn.
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Voyagers

Character Information

  • Bobbie
    71,
    Female
    A JPL engineer. A Voyager mission ace turned flight director. In the 1977 to 1989 timeline, she’s 31 - 43 years old. In the 2017 timeline, she’s 71.
  • Voyager 1
    Female
    A space probe launched by NASA on September 5, 1977.
  • Voyager 2
    Female
    A space probe launched by NASA on August 20, 1977.
  • Joanna
    31,
    Female
    A NASA engineer on a CAPCOM and mission ace rotational program. 31 years old.
  • Helen
    62,
    Female
    Joanna's mother, a former NASA shuttle physicist and current professor. In the 1977 to 1989 timeline, she’s 22 - 34 years old. In the 2017 timeline, she’s 62.
  • Grace
    38,
    Female
    A NASA astronaut living on the International Space Station. 38 years old.
  • Saturn
    14 to 17,
    Female
    The sixth planet from the Sun. A gas giant and a teenager.

Development History

  • Workshop
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    The Alliance of Resident Theatres/NY
    ,
    2017