I wanted people to know that if they missed my play PLANET HOSPICE (a theatrical romp through human extinction) at United Solo and the Ithaca Fringe and the Tampa Fringe (and most recently at the Tremors Art Show at the Point Green Gallery), there’s always an opportunity to see it. I’ll explain below.
It’s a clown play/comedy about human extinction. I wrote it based on the life and work of Dr. Guy McPherson, a friend of mine who was cashiered from a tenured university position for talking about his findings on Climate collapse and the almost undeniable reality that our collective time on this planet as the Human species is down to the single Digits. The story of PLANET HOSPICE is about the increasingly likely prospect that in ten years or less, the Earth will no longer provide habitat for big mammals as a result of global warming. I’ve written a synopsis here, and there is other information about the play in various places. Planet Hospice has been produced at the Ithaca Fringe Festival and United Solo, an international festival of one-person shows here in New York. I did garner some interesting and positive reviews, which you can find here and here.
I’ve tried to style the play in a humorous way. I have puppets, inflatable animals and jokes. And I discuss yeast-sex. I don’t think even the science profs at the New School discuss yeast sex.
I’ve revised the play a bit, since its dystopian world view was a bit hard for some audience members. I believe there’s a very small chance of salvaging the human race, but every day that we continue under the Republican leadership that denies we’re in Runaway global warming is another day closer to our extinction. What we can do about this is a predicament, as the Founding Fathers have no Constitutional provision for getting rid of leadership that endangers the nation. I leave that solution up to you, knowing that the FF’s showed us what they wanted to do about an unresponsive government:
Anyway–I am available to bring this message about our future to your venue. I need money for travel and a reasonable honorarium. I can also discuss the climate issues at hand. The recent weather events of our time (not just Hurricane Harvey, but the massive wildfires and record-setting temperatures in California) are spurring a discussion of the issues that we should have had two decades ago.
And if you wish to contribute to my tour (and I’m working toward ending up in New Zealand next year), you can drop me a donation via Pay Pal. I’ll be setting up a GoFundme page shortly.
And If you have your own theater group and want to license my play, that’s also acceptable. Drop me a contact in the ‘reply’ box below.