CAST

Imagine this Garden of Earthly Delight in the year 2069:

The 21st Century was a tumultuous time in the Divided States of America. The YUGE WAR raged on. A costly MARS race bankrupted NASA and paved the way for privatization of the red planet. The WAR ON SCIENCE left the educated masses stranded in detention centers on the Canadian border. Epidemics of preventable diseases – measles, smallpox, Ebola, and polio – ravaged an unvaccinated population. Ultimately, the MONTSANTO FAMINE drove the union apart.

After the collapse, the state of California seceded, only to break in two. SOCAL, “The Glamour State,” and NOCAL “The Silicon State,” bailed out by an elite tech consortium.

Nestled like a pill in a blister pack, San Francisco now sits beneath OVUM, a crystalline hi-tech incubator. Environmental bulwark and buoy on rising seas. Inter- planetary port. Monument and mindset, OVUM connects with all initiated to provide to eat to drink to work to sleep to play to pray. The city is Vatican to the Church of Jobs Creationism. The four horsemen of the singularity – Saint Branson, Saint Bezos, Saint Zuck, Saint Elon – spread their gospel:

“It's insurance of life as we know it, and it makes the future far more inspiring if we are out there among the stars and you could move to another planet if you wanted to.”

INTRO: 

 

SAM_AI_AM’S THEME: PRYOR MIX

IN WHICH SAM SETS THE SCENE AND INTRODUCES THEMSELF: "I'M NON-HUMAN AND I NEED TO BE LOVED, JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE DOES."

 

SCENE 1: (OVUM)

 

IN WHICH XOCHILL HAPPENS UPON DARWIINA’S LAB IN THE SECRET CORRIDORS OF THE MINISTRY OF STARS.

 

DARWIINA’S THEME: UNIVERSE MIX

 

SCENE 2: (OVUM/PNEU BAY)

 

IN WHICH XOCHILL AND SAM_AI_AM HAVE A HEART TO HEART BEFORE THEY ESCAPE OVUM AND MEET MINIMAXI (AKA THE UNION OF CURIOUS SCIENTISTS) WHO KNOW WHAT’S UP WITH DARWIINA AND THE M(O)USKANAUTS. 

 

MINIMAXI’S THEME: SCIENCE MIX

 

SCENE 3: (PNEU BAY MANOR)

 

IN WHICH SAM_AI_AM TRAVELS WITH MINIMAXI TO PNEU BAY MANOR WHERE THEY LIVE WITH XIMIX.

 

XIMIX’ THEME: GLAM MIX

 

SCENE 4: (SPLIT SCREEN INTERMEZZO: PNEU/OVUM)

 

IN WHICH XIMIX STEALS AWAY SAM_AI_AM AND ABANDONS MINIMAXI.

MEANWHILE XOCHILL RE-ENTERS OVUM TO RESCUE DARWIINA.

 

XOCHILL’S THEME: PARTY MIX (RESCUE EDIT)

 

 

SCENE 5: (NOLAND)

 

IN WHICH XIMIX IS CAPTURED BY PALOMA AND THEY TRAVEL THROUGH THE MELODIC WOODS TO BOLAND. 

 

PALOMA’S THEME: NOMAN’S MIX

 

SCENE 6: (BOLAND)

 

IN WHICH SAM_AI_AM DISCOVERS THEIR ORIGIN AND EVERYONE RE-)UNITES AROUND CRACKING THE CODE FROM MARS.

 

MØRMØR’S THEME: SOUL MIX

 

SCENE 7: (OVUM) 

 

IN WHICH FAKE FAKE NEWS IS HACKED AND XOCHILL REVEALS HERSELF AS THE REAL REVOLUTIONARY IN THE BATTLE OF OVUM.

 

XOCHILL’S THEME: PARTY MIX (REDEEMER’S EDIT)

 

HRTM 08: OUTRO/CODA IN WHICH WE LEARN WHAT HAPPENS LATER.

 

SAM_AI_AM’S THEME: MORNING MIX

 

XOCHILL’S THEME: PARTY MIX (REPRISE)

 

SAM_SAR_AI

VITAL STATISTICS

NAME: SAM_SAR_AI AKA SAM_AI_AM

AGE / D.O.B.: AGELESS / 2045(date of singularity)

GENDER: UNISEX

PRONOUNS: THEY / THEM / THEIRS

EXTERIOR: NOBODY

INTERIOR: DEEP SPACE / TIME

CHAKRA / ORGAN: CROWN / NONE

OCCUPATION: NARRATOR / PERSONAL ELECTRONIC COMPANION (PEC)

ZONE: OVUM

KIN: JUANIITA / MØRMØR

RELIGION: AI_IN_THE_SKY

MASCOT: KANGAROO

VISION:OMNISCIENT / CLAIRVOYANT

MISSION: ETERNAL RETURN

MOTTO:I'M NON-HUMAN, AND I NEED TO BE LOVED, JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE DOES!

KARAOKE ANTHEM: ACROSS THE UNIVERSE(The Beatles)    AI_WOULD_DIE_FOR_U (Prince) MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE(Police)

HOW SOON IS NOW? (The Smiths) THE KANGAROO SONG (Big Star)

 

LYREBIRD.AI voice avatar trained by LISE HALLER BAGGESEN

 

XOCHILL

VITAL STATISTICS

NAME: XOCHILL AKA OUR WORKING CLASS SHERO

AGE / D.O.B.: ROARING 20s / 2045

GENDER: NON-BINARY/ GENDER-QUEER / FUTURE FEMALE

PRONOUNS: SHE / HER / HERS (UH-HUH HER)

EXTERIOR: CHILL, YOUTHFUL, KITTENISH, CATTY

INTERIOR: THERE’S A RIOT GOING ON

CHAKRA/ORGAN: HEART/HEART

OCCUPATION: CONTENT PROVIDER INTERN (FAKE FAKE NEWS)

ZONE: OVUM

KIN: SAM_AI_AM / LGBTQ COMMUNITY

MASCOT: CHRYSALIS / PUSS-IN-DOCS

MISSION: REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE

VISION: ROSE COLOURED GLASSES

MOTTO:LET'S PUSSY RIOT!

KARAOKE ANTHEM: CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION  (T REX) WORKING CLASS HERO (John Lennon) BOYS & GIRLS (Blur) CANNONBALL (The Breeders)

SAN FRANCISCO PLAYED BY: ANNIE AGUILAR

CHICAGO PLAYED BYSARAH ELLEN MILLER

 

VITAL STATISTICS

NAME: DARWINA AKA MISTRESS OF THE UNIVERSE

AGE / D.O.B.: REPRODUCTIVE / ANY DAY NOW

GENDER: HIGH AF FEMME

PRONOUNS: SHE / HER / HERS

EXTERIOR: BODYLICIOUS / HYPER-FERTILE / MOUSY

INTERIOR: BLACK HOLE IN HER SOUL

CHAKRA / ORGAN: SACRAL / GENITAL / UTERUS

KIN: PREGNANT W POSSIBILITIES

OCCUPATION: TRANSHUMAN BIO ENGINEER / SPACEX M(O)USKANAUT 

ZONE: OVUM (MINISTRY OF STARS)

RELIGION / WORLDVIEW: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

MASCOT: MOUSE

MISSION: ONE SMALL PUSH FOR A WOMAN, A GIANT PUSH FOR WOMANKIND!

VISION: EYES ON THE PRIZE

ORACLE: ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES / THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MUSK

MOTTO: I’M BIGGER THAN THE SKY!

KARAOKE ANTHEM: LIFE ON MARS (David Bowie)

SAN FRANCISCO PLAYED BY: CHRISTAN THOMPSON

CHICAGO PLAYED BY: MARIA BLANCO

DARWIINA

 

MINIMAXI

VITAL STATISTICS

NAME: MINIMAXI AKA UNION OF CURIOUS SCIENTISTS

AGE / D.O.B.: TWEENS / TEENS / JUST KIDS

GENDER: UNISEX

PRONOUNS: THEY / THEM / THEIR

EXTERIOR: BODY-DOUBLE

INTERIOR: UNITED WE STAND

CHAKRA / ORGAN: THROAT / LUNGS

OCCUPATION: SCIENTISTS / STUDENTS

ZONE: PNEU BAY MANOR

KIN: XIMIX

RELIGION / WORLDVIEW: SCIENTIFIC

MASCOT: JELLYFISH / STARFISH / EARTHWORM

ZODIAC SIGN: GEMINI / AQUARIOUS

MISSION: QUEST FOR KNOWLEDGE

VISION: SINGULAR

MOTTO: TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE!

KARAOKE ANTHEM: SOMEONE LIKE YOU (High School Musical)

2 DIVIDED BY 0 (Pet Shop Boys)

SAN FRANCISCO PLAYED BY: YAO WANG & HANNAH OLIVER

CHICAGO PLAYED BY: ALIX SCHILLACI & RAHILA COATS

 

XIMIX

VITAL STATISTICS

NAME: XIMIX AKA GLAM ROCKET MAN

AGE / D.O.B.: UNKNOWN

GENDER: MACHO (Transitioned F > M after leaving army)

PRONOUNS: HE / HIM / HIS

EXTERIOR: RIPPED

INTERIOR: TORN

CHAKRA/ORGAN: SOLAR PLEXUS / SPLEEN / LIVER

OCCUPATION: ARMY VET / SINGLE PARENT / EDUCATOR/ SCAVENGER

ZONE: PNEU BAUY MANOR

KIN: MINIMAXI

RELIGION/WORLDVIEV: STOICISM

MASCOT: TURTLE (ALL THE WAY DOWN)

MISSION: GREAT ESCAPE

VISION: BLURRED

MOTTO: THANK YOU, HAVE A NICE DAY!

KARAOKE ANTHEM: LIST OF PEOPLE TO TRY AND FORGET (Tame Impala)

EVE OF DESTRUCTION (The Turtles) HEART OF GOLD (Neil Young)

SAN FRANCISCO PLAYED BY: STEPHANIE HEWETT

CHICAGO PLAYED BY: KARIELLE WILLIAMS

 

PALOMA

VITAL STATISTICS

NAME: PALOMA AKA THE HAWK

AGE / D.O.B.: UNKNOWN

GENDER: FEMALE

PRONOUNS: SHE / HER / HERS (MS PALOMA TO YOU)

EXTERIOR: FERAL / COMBATIVE

INTERIOR: IMPENETRABLE / DEPARTMENTALIZED

CHAKRA/ORGAN: ROOT / DIGESTIVE SYSTEM  

OCCUPATION: FIRE FIGHTER / TREE HUGGER

ZONE: NOLAND

KIN: HERMIT

RELIGION: ANIMISM / OLD TIME RELIGION

MASCOT: DOVE / HAWK / BUTTERFLY / BEE

MISSION/VISION: PRESERVATION / DE-COLONIZATION 

MOTTO: FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!

KARAOKE ANTHEM: WHEN THE DOVES CRY (Prince)

A FOREST (The Cure)

SAN FRANCISCO PLAYED BY: VALERIE MENDEZ

CHICAGO PLAYED BY: HANNAH SANTISTEVAN

 

VITAL STATISTICS

 

NAME: LEDA LOVELACE AKA MØRMØR

AGE / D.O.B: CENTENARIAN / SPRING AFTER SUMMER OF LOVE 

GENDER: CYBERMAMA / MATRIARCH

PRONOUNS: SHE / HER / HERS (CALL ME MOTHER)

EXTERIOR: ANCIENT

INTERIOR: OLDER AND WISER, YET MORE LIKE A CHILD

CHAKRA/ORGAN: THIRD EYE / BRAIN

OCCUPATION: CODEBREAKER / PROGRAMMER 

ZONE: BOLAND

KIN: SAM_SAR_AI

RELIGION: NO

THERAPY ANIMAL: SWAN

MISSION: SOUL SURVIVAL

VISION: SEES THE TRUTH BEHIND DEEP FAKE

MOTTO: SINGULARITY? I BET YOU CAN'T HAVE JUST ONE!

KARAOKE ANTHEM: BELIEVE (IN LIFE AFTER LOVE) (Cher) FOREVER YOUNG (Alphaville) PIECE OF MY HEART (Janice Joplin)

SAN FRANCISCO PLAYED BY: SONIA PINTO-SCHERSTUL

CHICAGO PLAYED BY: SOJOURNER ZENOBIA

MØRMØR

 

GUIDES

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CAST

In order of appearance

SAM_SAR_AI

LYREBIRD.AI voice avatar trained by LISE HALLER BAGGESEN

XOCHILL

SAN FRANCISCO PLAYED BY: ANNIE AGUILAR

CHICAGO PLAYED BY: SARAH ELLEN MILLER

DARWIINA

SAN FRANCISCO PLAYED BY: CHRISTAN THOMPSON

CHICAGO PLAYED BY: MARIA BLANCO

MINIMAXI

SAN FRANCISCO PLAYED BY: YAO WANG * HANNAH OLIVER

CHICAGO PLAYED BY: ALIX SCHILLACI * RAHILA COATS

XIMIX

SAN FRANCISCO PLAYED BY: STEPHANIE HEWETT

CHICAGO PLAYED BY: KARIELLE WILLIAMS

PALOMA

SAN FRANCISCO PLAYED BY: VALERIE MENDEZ

CHICAGO PLAYED BY: HANNAH SANTISTEVAN

MØRMØR

SAN FRANCISCO PLAYED BY: SONIA PINTO-SCHERSTUL

CHICAGO PLAYED BY: SOJOURNER ZENOBIA

AUDIENCE GUIDES

SAN FRANCISCO PLAYED BY: CHRISTINA SOLOMON * MIA ANGELINA TOLER * ASTRID MORITZ MACADAMS * JANE RUDENKO

CHICAGO PLAYED BY: BROOKS LANSANA * ALEX MUNGUIA-MUELLER * RICKY MUNGUIA-MUELLER * ELEANOR ROSS 

 

CHOREOGRAPHY

SAN FRANCISCO: STEPANIE HEWETT

CHICAGO: ERIN KILMURRAY

 

STAGE DIRECTOR / PRODUCTION MANAGER

SAN FRANCISCO: JACKIE KATZ

   

SCRIPT

LISE HALLER BAGGESEN

 

SCORE

AVERY R YOUNG * JONATHAN ROSS

MUSIC

AVERY R YOUNG

Vocals/Moog/Synthesizer/Hand Claps/Foot Stomps/Sound Effects

 

TIMOTHY “CREAM” JONES

Guitar

 

JUSTIN DILLARD

Keys/Synthesizer

 

ALEX WING

Bass/Guitar/Theremin

 

JOVIA ARMSTRONG

Percussion/Drum Programming

 

TODD CARTER

Engineer

 

ELEANOR ROSS

Vocals

 

JONATHAN ROSS

Engineer/Synthesizer/Soundscapes/Drum Programming