OUT OF ORBIT

A mother and her teenage daughter. The Jet Propulsion Lab Scientist and the underachiever. Sara lives on Mars time, spearheading the Mars Rover Expedition, visiting a planet she cannot touch, while her daughter, Lis, on earth time, falls under the spell of the cyber-cypher Edgar2330. Sometimes it takes being worlds apart for an exploring woman and a longing-to-be-explored girl to find each other in our increasingly disconnected universe.
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OUT OF ORBIT

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  • Lolly Ward:
    16 May. 2018
    What beautiful, nuanced, in-the-moment writing. This play draws you in from page one, then dazzles with smarts and grabs you with heart. And it's sexy and funny too! The story is a meditation on home and exploration, and what happens when we finally explore both our farthest and closest mysteries. I wish I could hang out with these people longer -- I'm going to miss them until we meet again.
  • Bob Stewart:
    1 May. 2018
    I love this Writer's work! Always excites me and inspires me.
  • Chad Rabinovitz:
    27 Apr. 2018
    Jennifer's play is moving, it's theatrical, it's entertaining, AND it's filled with science! Strong characters and an innovative storyline and structure make OUT OF ORBIT a sure-fire hit. The show sold-out every performance at our theater.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Wagner College: Winner of the Stanley Award for Drama
    ,
    2014
  • Workshop
    ,
    Berkshire Playwrights Lab
    ,
    2014
  • Workshop
    ,
    Gulf Shore New Play Festival
    ,
    2013
  • Commission
    ,
    Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P Sloan Foundation rewrite commission
    ,
    2011
  • Workshop
    ,
    Sundance Theatre Lab
    ,
    2010

Production History

Awards

Winner
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2017-18 Woodward/Newman Drama Award
,
The Bloomington Playwrights Project
,
2017
The Kilroys List 2016
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The Kilroys
,
2016
Winner
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Stanley Award for Drama
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Wagner College
,
2014
Selection
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Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P Sloan rewrite commission for plays about Science and Technology
,
EST and Sloan
,
2011