Space Laser, In Space!

10 MINUTE JEWISH SCI FI COMEDY. Talia and David are crew-mates aboard a laser-armed satellite orbiting Earth. Faced with an unexpected and consequential choice, their disagreement about how to respond becomes a greater argument about identity, faith, and survival.

Finalist in the 48th SAMUEL FRENCH OFF OFF BROADWAY SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL
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Space Laser, In Space!

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  • Dana Hall:
    16 May. 2024
    "Space Laser, In Space!" by Jillian Blevins skillfully merges humor, tension, and an exploration of Jewish identity. Blevins expertly crafts a narrative that is both thought-provoking and engaging, delivering sharp commentary on cultural identity and historical trauma. This play is a compelling blend of science fiction and personal drama, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. With a unique setting, high stakes, well-rounded characters, it is incredibly poignant- I loved it!
  • Brent Alles:
    22 Apr. 2024
    Of course the absurdity of the premise was created by our whacked-out times, but the premise allows for Blevins to go exploring in a very enjoyable manner. It's darkly funny while at the same time able to probe many issues deeply, which the best satire often does. The interaction between David and Talia is great - funny at times, poignant at others. Easy to see why this is an admired 10-minute, and it would be an excellent piece for festivals and actors around the world. (Except, perhaps, for those places that need a good laser blast.) Great sci-fi stuff!
  • Shelby Seeley:
    17 Aug. 2023
    I had the privilege of seeing this piece performed at the 48th Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival. This was easily one of my favorites of the festival. It was smart, suspenseful, and hilarious. The story thrusts us into space with a unique setting and high stakes, has well rounded characters, and asks important questions without stopping the flow of the action or urgency of the story. I completely bought it, even as a staged reading. Could go on forever- please read this play and consider producing it!

Character Information

  • TALIA
    Jewish
    ,
    She/her
  • DAVID
    Jewish
    ,
    he/him

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