Small Steps

When Skip Powers realizes that no one will ever love him, he volunteers to go to Mars -- and the Principal of NASA says, "Yeah, sure. You'll do." Skip is super gay and isn't really a participant in the gene pool, so it just makes sense to send him millions of miles on the the spaceship Atlantis on a mission that will, in all likelihood, kill him. And after crappy experiences on gay hookup...
When Skip Powers realizes that no one will ever love him, he volunteers to go to Mars -- and the Principal of NASA says, "Yeah, sure. You'll do." Skip is super gay and isn't really a participant in the gene pool, so it just makes sense to send him millions of miles on the the spaceship Atlantis on a mission that will, in all likelihood, kill him. And after crappy experiences on gay hookup apps, he's more than prepared for the training with the Abstinence Coach -- but a little less prepared when the Love of His Life tries to keep him on earth. This play about what it means to attempt to live your life in the pursuit of great things spans a million years and fifty-five million miles.
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Small Steps

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  • Asher Wyndham:
    24 Jan. 2019
    If your theatre specializes in LGBTQI experience or not, check out Oglesby's sci-fi-comedy SMALL STEPS. Don't have to be a gay guy searching for connection on and off the dating apps to identify with our Mars-bound protagonist Skip Powers. Skip's disappointment in mankind (all that intolerance from family or Washington D.C.) and with toxic people, is also our own -- all that makes you sometimes want to take a rocket trip to another planet by yourself! If Skip can be part of our evolutionary history, so can you!
    Zany. Smart. Poignant. A fun play for media and prop designers.

Character Information

  • Skip Powers
    25-39,
    Mixed
    ,
    Male

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    JAW FESTIVAL
    ,
    2017
  • Workshop
    ,
    Playwrights Week at the Lark
    ,
    2017

Awards

Winner
,
B Street Theatre's New Comedies Festival
,
B Street Theatre
,
2018