By Jeremy Pickard
Directed by Sarah Hughes
Songs by Brielle Korn
Flux Factory, November 2009
With Preston Copley, Brielle Korn, Zoë Mey and Jeremy Pickard
On the morning of his birthday, an employee of Enrich Water Co. hears the voice of a dying god in his bottle of water, and soon finds himself transforming into a fish. Meanwhile, a sea creature undertakes a journey across the warming ocean to find her lost brother. Neptune (a play about water) is a music- and movement-based exploration of sea level rise and the world water crisis inspired by the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Part of Superhero Clubhouse's Planet Plays, a series of nine interconnected stories that together form a new mythology exploring humanity in the context of climate change.
Sound Design by Eva von Schweinitz
Lighting Design by Barbara Samuels
Line Producer Rachel Karpf
Neptune (a play about water) was originally co-created by Brielle Korn, Jeremy Pickard, and Sarah Hughes, and presented at NYC's Flux Factory in November 2009. It was developed in 2008 thanks to a residency at The Dragon's Egg retreat space. Participants in developmental workshops included James Ryan Caldwell and Valerie McCann.
All photos by Rob Strong.