Feb 11, 2016
Feb 28, 2016

JUPITER (A Play About Power)

By Superhero Clubhouse + Kaimera Productions
Directed by Simón Adinia Hanukai
Written by Jeremy Pickard

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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.

JUPITER was partly developed while in residence at The Catwalk Institute. This production’s unique solar lighting experiment was made possible thanks to a grant from the Broadway Green Alliance.

“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

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“The deeply moving Jupiter delivers its message in an insightful and  powerful evening, and beyond.”

~ Ray Morgovan, OffOffOnline


“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.”

~ Deborah Heineman, Berkshire Fine Arts


“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?'”

~ Julia Buntaine, SciArt in America

Special Event

Post-Show Discussions

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)