Claire Kiechel’s plays include the haunted (upcoming workshop at the City Theatre’s Momentum Festival); Pilgrims (The Gift Theatre; Alley All New Reading Series; The Lark’s Playwrights’ Week 2016; The Kilroys’ The List 2016); Lulu Is Hungry with composer Avi Amon at Ars Nova’s ANT Fest 2016; and Some Dark Places of the Earth at The New School for Drama. She has received commissions from Actors Theatre of Louisville and South Coast Rep, and is currently working on her commission from the Alley Theatre about early Christianity. She currently lives between New York and LA where she also writes for television (Netflix’s The OA, HBO’s Watchmen).
Forward Flux Productions is thrilled to present PILGRIMS by Claire Kiechel. This play was workshopped in our Studio for four weeks last year working closely with the playwright, and we are excited to remount it as a full production for its’ West Coast premiere. Emily Penick, Forward Flux’s Creative Director, is returning as director. The cast features Chris Shea and Meghan Dolbey as the Soldier and the Girl, and Alaji Marie returns as Jasmine the Robot.
About the play:
On a ship to colonize a newly discovered planet, a soldier, a girl, and a robot find themselves quarantined together in a cabin and are forced to explore their own traumatic pasts and roles in a dying society.
Thanks to our show sponsor: Board & Vellum.
Run time: 90mins, no intermission
CONTENT WARNING: Nudity and sexual violence.