C1 PlayLab Staged Reading: THE LAST CATASTROPHIST
Join us for a developmental staged reading of C1 PlayLab fellow David Valdes Greenwood’s new play, The Last Catastrophist. The reading will be held on May 21st at 4pm in the Boston Public Library’s Rabb Hall.
About THE LAST CATASTROPHIST:
Marina, one of the last two climatologists on earth, has hidden herself on the coast of Iceland to escape increasing threats from Eternal Sunshine, a dark ops force dedicated to harassing climate scientists. But when Lucia, her one remaining peer, shows up unannounced, a cat-and-mouse game ensues. Are they allies? Enemies? Who works for who? The Last Catastrophist draws on climate science and current events to imagine life on the brink of extinction.
About the Playwright:
David Valdes Greenwood is a Company One PlayLab Fellow, and previous a Huntington Theatre Company Playwriting Fellow, Cimientos Fellow, and Brother Thomas Artist Fellow. His plays have been presented in public readings across the US and UK, most recently with Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, the National Showcase of New Plays, Pride Films and Plays, and IATI Theatre. In 2017-18 season, his play The Mermaid Hour will receive a Rolling World Premiere with productions at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, Milagros Theatre, and Borderlands. He has worked with Fresh Ink, Argos Productions, Stage Left, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and The Theater Offensive, and his plays have appeared at the Humana Festival, New York International Fringe Festival, Portland Stage Little Festival of the Unexpected, and New York Theatre Workshop Thursday Studio. His plays have published and anthologized by Samuel French. The Last Catastrophist will continue its development with a reading by The Bechdel Project and the Huntington Theatre Company Summer Workshop.