Synopsis: Meet the film team responsible for staging the Apollo 11 moon landing. Or at least, partially responsible—until their lead actor Neil was whisked away at the last minute when NASA decided to go in a different direction. Now, director Sylvia and her crew are being held prisoner in a classified warehouse in the middle of nowhere America, with nothing to do but make a documentary about their thwarted attempt at creating the footage that would inspire the world. Craters is an exercise in fact-finding, (re)enactment, and the power of simulation.
Craters is being presented as part of the Corkscrew Theater Festival which showcases original productions by early-career theater artists who are creating work through robust and/or innovative collaborations and advocates for underrepresented artists and viewpoints.
Director: Deby Xiadani
Playwright: Elise Wien
With: Angela Bilkic, Cristina Henriquez, Ruby Hurlock, Robert Leverett, Elyse Steingold, and Alicia Thomas