Comedy - six actors (gender-flexible) - 75 minutes
A ragtag troupe of six staffers from McMurdo Station in Antarctica offer a breakneck pageant covering 100+ years of milestones and mishaps in Antarctic history, including the first women to winter-over, an existential pair of abandoned sled dogs, the most unheroic explorer of the Heroic Age, and plenty more Antarctic stories you never knew you cared about. Amidst convoluted metaphors and obscure trivia, the team's impetus eventually emerges: to channel their passion for Antarctica into a call for shared stewardship of our planet.
(We Are) The Antarcticans was commissioned by Flat Earth Theatre and the Museum of Science as part of the Greenhouse Playlab in 2017—18. A reading at 7pm on May 20th, 2018 at the Democracy Center will feature Scot Colford, Josephine Moshiri Elwood, Kim Klasner, Kim MacCormack, Nick Osborne, and Chelsea Ruscio.