Space Laser, In Space!

10 MINS: Talia and David are coworkers on a laser-armed satellite orbiting Earth. Faced with an unexpected and consequential choice, their disagreement about what to do becomes a greater argument about identity, faith, and survival.
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Space Laser, In Space!

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  • Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend:
    15 Jan. 2023
    I love this short. It takes a ridiculous, antisemitic conspiracy theory and turns it into a play that is funny, philosophical, and dramatic all at once. It’s so rich for only ten minutes, and the ending is perfect. This is one I’ll be thinking about for a while.
  • Adam Richter:
    5 Jan. 2023
    How good is this play? So good that it convinced me Jewish Space Lasers, though not real, are necessary.

    Jillian Blevins has written a sharp, funny and thought-provoking satire that skewers bigotry without downplaying the real harm that it can do. That's a fine line and she balances it perfectly.
  • Jacob Horowitz:
    22 Dec. 2022
    "Space Laser, In Space" is a wild ride that I am so glad I got on. Blevins uses two very different Jews to discuss observance, identity, and what it means to be Jewish. Is it more perseverance like Talia sees it, or tikkun olam like David mentions? Either way, Belvins showcase some struggles of the modern Jew, some of which hit home to me, from Birthright as a free trip to what it means to be a Jew. This play needs to be produced, for no other reason then I want to see it live.