By Jeremy Pickard
Directed by Sarah Hughes
Dramaturgy by Megan McClain
The Tank, December 2011
The Wild Project, September 2012
With Tyler Caffall, Tom Coiner, Ava Eisenson and Maria Portman Kelly, and Jon Erdman and Marguerite French (2011)
Read Melissa Moschitto's Brooklyn Rail feature on Saturn.
Jack and Rhea have inherited a farm. Newly 30 and newly wed, their bucolic way of life is a welcome change, until three mysterious seeds put the fate of the farm —and their marriage— at stake. Now the couple must piece together the past in order to make peace with the future. A riff on the myth of Kronos, Jack and the Beanstalk, genetic agriculture and our contemporary relationship to food, Saturn (a play about food) is 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
Set and Costumes by R.B. Schlather
Lighting by Alejandro Fajardo
Stage Manager (2012) Virginia Leary
Stage Manager (2011) Alessandra Calabi
Saturn (a play about food) was co-created by Sarah Hughes, Maria Portman Kelly, Megan McClain, and Jeremy Pickard in collaboration with the company, and was presented first in December 2011 at The Tank, and later in September 2012 at The Wild Project. It was developed thanks to residencies in 2010-12 at Full & By Farm, SPACE on Ryder Farm, 9BC Community Garden and The Dragon's Egg retreat center. For the 2011 Tank production, the cast also included Jon Erdman and Marguerite French, and the Stage Manager was Alessandra Calabi. Additional workshop collaborators include Brian Belcinski, Amelia & Robert Felbinger, Prysm Freedman, Anne Zager.