A man nervously awaits his wife’s departure to Mars. She was chosen as one of the colonists for the ninth colony on Mars.
Play Title: Swing Among the Stars
Author: Philip Braithwaite
Publisher: Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts
Anthology: This play is part of a collection entitled, Where is the Hope? Edited by Chantal Bilodeau
Primary Discipline: Environmental
Secondary Discipline: Astronomy
Source Texts: N/A
Character Breakdown: One woman,one man
Unidentified names (scripted as “Woman” and “Man”)
Setting: Boarding gate for a shuttle headed to Mars
Time Period: Decades into the future
Synopsis of Play: A man nervously awaits his wife’s departure to Mars. She was chosen as one of the colonists for the ninth colony on Mars. The husband must sadly stay behind as he is just told his wife will not be returning home. The Earth is in despair as humans must live in domes to prevent suffocation from pollution. The plays closes as the woman departs to board her space shuttle.
First Performance Date: This short play was originally performed at the “Climate Change Theatre Action” event in 2017.
First Producer: Climate Change Theatre Action 2017
Performance History: Swing Among the Stars has been performed at various venues across the world. Many of these venues can be found on college campuses.
Biography of Author: “Philip Braithwaite (New Zealand) is a playwright who enjoyed early success in his writing career when, shortly after graduating from university, he won the 2001 BBC World Service International Radio Playwriting Competition. Since then his work has been produced around the world, and he has won several awards for his work, including the Adam New Zealand Play Award and the Robert Lord Award for Best Script” [Taken from Where is the Hope? By Chantal Bilodeau].
Entered By: Jake Caracciolo