In Event of Moon Disaster
Mugwumpin premieres "In Event of Moon Disaster", an immersive theater experience inspired by the speech Nixon would have given if the Apollo moon landing had failed. January 2018 at Z Below in San Francisco.
to all who came out for In Event of Moon Disaster!
a world premiere presented by Mugwumpin, Z Space and Intersection for the Arts
January 3-28, 2018
at Z Below
470 Florida St in San Francisco
"Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace..."
Thus begins the speech that Nixon would have given if the Apollo XI astronauts had not returned to the earth. And it’s the launchpad for In Event of Moon Disaster, Mugwumpin’s new immersive theater experience.
We asked some questions...
How do we plan for a future that is more tenuous and uncertain than ever?
What lies beneath our desire to leave Earth?
Can we make a little magic with the help of the Moon?
When you look at the moon, what do you see?
With our signature blend of physical rigor and playful curiosity, Mugwumpin takes you on a retro-futuristic expedition into space, our hunger for what lies beyond, and contingency plans, big and small.
“exactly the combination of whimsy, curiosity and dedication for which ...Mugwumpin is known”
—Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle
Mugwumpin rockets to moon on historical what-if - Lily Janiak, SF Chronicle
New Mugwumpin Play Leaves Earth Far Behind - Jean Schiffman, SF Arts Monthly
What if Apollo 11 moon shot were a disaster? There’s a play for that - Sam Hurwitt, San Jose Mercury News
Drama Talk & Drinks: In Event of Moon Disaster “If you want to get to heaven, get out of this world.” - Brittany Janis & Katie Cruz, Mission Mission
PERFORMER/CREATORS: Stephanie DeMott, Erin Mei-Ling Stuart, Isa Musni, Nayeli Rodriguez, Soren Santos, and Don Wood
Director: Natalie Greene
Advisor: Michelle Talgarow
Dramaturg: Christine Young
Costume Design: Christine Crook & Alice Ruiz
Lighting Design: Ray Oppenheimer
Sound Design: Teddy Hulsker
Projections Design: Wolfgang Lancelot Wachalovsky
Video Content Design: Darl Andrew Packard
Scenic and Props Design: Haleigh Park Dulce
Moonhead Design: Kal Domici (Based on original concept and design by Soren Santos)
Production & Stage Manager: Allie Khori
Rehearsal & Assistant Stage Manager: Paige Hart
Assistant Stage Manager: House
Technical Director: Leighland Hooks
Production Assistant: Rebecca Capper
Production Photographer: Battista Remati
In Event of Moon Disaster Collaboration Map
Click and drag this interactive map to see the web of artist contributions that helped create In Event of Moon Disaster