The Absentee

Just because you don’t live on Earth anymore doesn’t mean you can’t make your voice heard.

Far out in the Milky Way, “Beacons” serve as lighthouses for warping spaceships around the galaxy. When a U.S. Space Forces ship explodes near Beacon 44.AR.90, its Operator finds herself alone in deep space with only her ship’s A.I. for companionship. That is, until a persistent canvasser calls, desperate to convince her to vote absentee in the 2088 election.

A semi-finalist for the Relentless award, and winner of the 2019-2020 Woodward/Newman Drama Award.

10 words or less: In space you can’t outrun grief. Or love. Or duty.

Rated: PG-13.

Creative Team

Director: TBA
Scenic & Lighting Designer: Andrew Hungerford
Costume Designer: Noelle Wedig-Johnston
Sound Designer: Douglas Borntrager
Stage Manager: Meghan Winter
Technical Director: TBA