Voyagers

 

Voyagers

a play with songs
based on an original concept by Maureen Monterubio
7 W /120 minutes, one intermission

In Voyagers, an epic play that transcends the new play landscape in form, scale, and scope, a tightly knit ensemble tackles the infinite possibilities of scientific discovery.

Over the course of 40 years, Voyager 1 and 2 promise to share everything the human eye cant comprehend, sending messages through the galaxy all to the soundtrack of the Golden Record they carry. Bobbie, Joanna, Grace, and Helen strive to find their home within the NASA community. And as Saturn’s siren song echoes across the universe, these women discover that their greatest strength is their collective hope.

Development History

ACT — A CONTEMPORARY THEATRE (SEATTLE, WA)
WORKSHOP
DIR. MAUREEN MONTERUBIO, 2019

ALLIANCE OF RESIDENT THEATRES/NY (NEW YORK)
WORKSHOP
DIR. MAUREEN MONTERUBIO, 2017

An artist's rendering of the Voyager 1 spacecraft. Image courtesy of NASA.

An artist's rendering of the Voyager 1 spacecraft. Image courtesy of NASA.

GRACE
What’s the hold up?

“One last fuel check.”

GRACE
Oh fuck no. Get me off this thing.

“No can do, Captain.”

GRACE
This is not Challenger 2.0. That is not happening today.

“It’s just a safety precaution.”

GRACE
If I die, I will haunt you for the rest of my life.

“I can live with that.”
— Voyagers