Craters or the making of the making of the moon landing

Meet the film team responsible for staging the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Or at least, partially responsible—until their lead actor Neil was whisked away at the last minute when NASA decided to go in a different direction. Now, director Sylvia and her crew are being held prisoner in a classified warehouse in the middle of nowhere America, with nothing to do but make a documentary about their thwarted...
Meet the film team responsible for staging the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Or at least, partially responsible—until their lead actor Neil was whisked away at the last minute when NASA decided to go in a different direction. Now, director Sylvia and her crew are being held prisoner in a classified warehouse in the middle of nowhere America, with nothing to do but make a documentary about their thwarted attempt at creating the footage that would inspire the world. Craters is an exercise in fact-finding, (re)enactment, and the power of simulation.
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Craters or the making of the making of the moon landing

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  • Deby Xiadani:
    30 Jul. 2018
    A BRILLIANT, complex, fantastic piece about what happened -- or rather, what could have happened. Wien captures the human condition through an unbeatably unique circumstance. A MUST READ!

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Corkscrew Theater Festival
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Play Date @ Pete's
    ,
    2018

Awards

Winner
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Eleanor Frost Playwriting Contest
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Dartmouth College Theater Department
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2017