Transmissions in Advance of the Second Great Dying

TRANSMISSIONS IN ADVANCE OF THE SECOND GREAT DYING tells an epic tale of grief and global warming through the intersecting lives of Earth’s human and non-human inhabitants in 2045. Katrina and her unborn baby head north in search of snow; Hugo seeks purpose in a world without resources; and after a series of unnatural events, recently widowed Carla is swept into a cosmic relationship with an ageless being that...
TRANSMISSIONS IN ADVANCE OF THE SECOND GREAT DYING tells an epic tale of grief and global warming through the intersecting lives of Earth’s human and non-human inhabitants in 2045. Katrina and her unborn baby head north in search of snow; Hugo seeks purpose in a world without resources; and after a series of unnatural events, recently widowed Carla is swept into a cosmic relationship with an ageless being that challenges her understanding of time and extinction. Together with a young lynx and a swarm of locusts, their journeys become transmissions of hope and loss against the backdrop of planetary collapse.
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Transmissions in Advance of the Second Great Dying

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  • Lainie Vansant:
    15 Apr. 2019
    This play is so haunting, ethereal, beautiful, and terrible all at once. It's a wake-up call in poetry, both heartbreaking and terrifying, but with a glimmer of hope in the end. There's lots of room for designers to be creative, for actors to dig in, and for audiences to be moved.

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Chance Theater
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    New York Theatre Workshop
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
    ,
    The Playwrights' Center
    ,
    2018
  • Residency
    ,
    MacDowell Colony
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
    ,
    Mixed Blood Theatre
    ,
    2017
  • Commission
    ,
    Mixed Blood Theatre