What if fossil fuels disappeared tomorrow?
JUPITER is a 200-year-long dialogue between Humanity and a man who made all fossil fuels disappear permanently from the Earth. Featuring original music and created in collaboration with energy experts, JUPITER asks whether it is right or effective to impose radical change for the greater good.
Made in collaboration with environmental experts from Columbia University and Environmental Defense Fund.
Superhero Clubhouse is a collective of artists and scientists working at the intersection of environmentalism and theater.
Kaimera Productions invites audiences to seek new perspectives on global issues through live experiences created by experts in and outside of the arts.
“Is it right or effective to impose radical change for the greater good?”
Watch the creative team of JUPITER install solar panels on the roof of La MaMa ETC to create a discussion about our dependency on fossil fuels.
Co-created by Jonathan Camuzeaux, Lani Fu, Simón Adinia Hanukai, Megan McClain, & Jeremy Pickard
Directed by Simón Adinia Hanukai
Written by Jeremy Pickard
Music by Jonathan Camuzeaux
Performed by Jonathan Camuzeaux, Jeremy Pickard, & Sarah Ellen Stephens
Set & Lighting Design by David Bengali & Anshuman Bhatia
Sound Design by Eva von Schweinitz
Costume Design by Angela Harner
Dramaturgy by Megan McClain & Lani Fu
Production Stage Managed by Keith Medelis
Assistant Stage Managed by Julia Levine
Solar Lighting System Engineered by Jay Maury
“The deeply moving Jupiter delivers its message in an insightful and powerful evening, and beyond.”
“Jupiter’s goal is not to provide an ultimate answer, but rather, to start a dialog and provoke the audience into making environmental issues a priority.”
“Unlike most climate change-related art, Jupiter (a play about power) doesn’t fall strictly on the alarmist side of the argument about the state of our planet. Rather, this play asks the question ‘Should we impose radical societal change for the greater good?'”
Thursday, February 18
Michael Gerrard, Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School and Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, teaching courses on environmental law, climate change policy, and energy regulation.
Friday, February 19
Gavin Schmidt, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, climatologist, and co-founder of the award-winning climate science blog RealClimate.
Sunday, February 21 (matinee)
Post-show Q & A with the creative team for JUPITER (a play about power)