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by Leegrid Stevens

Directed by Summer Wallace


January 3 to February 16, 2024


Astronaut Molly Jennis has embarked on an interplanetary expedition following her husband’s tragic, failed attempt to reach Mars. As the first to the Red Planet, she faces not only the dangers of solitude and the unknown frontier, but also the haunting reflections of her past decisions.

SPACEMAN is a weightless, full-sensory, surround-sound exploration of both the challenges of space travel and the uncharted future that awaits Molly at her Martian destination

Content Note: This show contains themes that some audience members may want more information on before attending. If this sounds like it could apply to you, you can view the content information by clicking here.


Meet the Playwright


Leegrid grew up in the Texas hill country. He moved to New York after attending SMU in Dallas and now lives in Brooklyn. His plays have been seen in downtown theaters in New York including HERE Arts Center, Incubator Arts Project, Lark Theatre, Altered Stages, Wild Project, Theatre for the New City among others both nationally and internationally. You can find some of his plays in print including Post-Oedipus (Playscripts), Leda’s Swan (Stage Tribes, Theater-Verlag Desh Publishers), Sun Stand Thou Still (Plays and Playwrights 2004), and The Dudleys! (Indie Theatre). Leegrid was the receipient of the Alec Baldwin Playwright Fellowship at the Singer’s Forum, the John Golden Playwriting award at Columbia University, and was named one of the “People of the Year” by Leegrid also recently co-authored a fantasy novel, FALL, with Craig Bridger.


Meet the Director


As founding Producing Artistic Director of Urbanite Theatre, Summer has directed the regional premieres of SCORCH,ATHENA, NORTHSIDE HOLLOW (Winner 2018 Handy Award for Best Direction of a Play), DRY LAND, SAM & LIZZIE, the MODERN WORKS FESTIVAL, world premiere of WESTMINSTER. Regional credits include: Asolo Repertory Theatre, Mad Cow Theatre, Dog Day’s Theatre, 1st Stage, Vashon Repertory Theatre, Cumberland County Playhouse, Stage Door Theatre, Lagniappe Theatre, Theatre Lab, Players Theatre, FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, New College of Florida and the list goes on. Summer is also Producing Director of Two Chicks Production. Summer is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA

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