Transmissions in Advance of the Second Great Dying at Juilliard
It’s September 2019 and I’m back in New York. These days I’m at Juilliard, where we’re rehearsing a workshop production of my play Transmissions in Advance of the Second Great Dying. My husband, Ricardo Vazquez, is directing. In the rehearsal room, we’re in the year 2043 and Earth’s human and non-human inhabitants are grappling with grief and global warming. Katrina and her unborn baby head north in search of snow; Hugo seeks purpose in a world without resources; and recently widowed Carla is swept into a cosmic relationship with an ageless Being. Together with a young lynx and a swarm of locusts, their journeys become transmissions of hope and loss against the backdrop of planetary collapse.
Performances are on the third floor at The Juilliard School (155 West 65th Street), and take place Thursday through Saturday, September 5th - 7th.