The Blue-Sky Boys
A play about the first Apollo moon landing and the people on the ground who made it happen. The Blue-Sky Boys dramatizes the unorthodox creative process used by a group of maverick engineers to accomplish the impossible task of landing men on the moon and returning them safely to earth. There are extended sequences that dramatize the “encounters” they had with such influences as Buck Rogers, Icarus, Galileo, Apollo, the Red Baron, Louis Leaky and others. A story about the intersection of creativity and science, The Blue-Sky Boys is a play in two acts with an all-male cast. Although inspired by history, the play is a work of fiction.
Commissioned by the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science and Technology project. Recipient of the Galileo Prize.
Productions: Barter Theatre, Abington, VA, 2010.
Awards: Orlando Shakespeare Theatre’s PLAYFEST; 1st place winner, Barter Theatre’s Appalachian Festival of New Plays.