LAST CATASTROPHIST by David Valdes
Directed by Jenny Male
On June 8, 2019, TT, Inc. presented its inaugural play reading of Last Catastrophist by the exceptionally talented David Valdes at Joe's Movement Emporium located at 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt Rainier, MD 20712 . The piece featured Fatima Quander as MARINA and Kelly Renee Armstrong as LUCIA.
Synopsis: Marina, one of the last two climatologists on earth, has hidden herself on the coast of Iceland to escape increasing threats from Eternal Sunshine, a shadowy cabal harassing climate scientists into silence. When Lucia, her one remaining peer, shows up unannounced, a cat-and-mouse game ensues. Are they allies? Enemies? Who works for whom? Last Catastrophist draws on climate science and real life events to imagine life on the brink of extinction.
David Valdes' plays have been produced across the US and abroad, most recently with Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, Mixed Blood, Borderlands, Milagros, and Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company. His plays have appeared in the Humana Festival, New York International Fringe Festival, Portland Stage Little Festival of the Unexpected, and New York Theatre Workshop Thursday Studio. Currently, he is collaborating with Company One on Boston (un)Documented, a nonfiction theatre project about the immigrant experience.
Photos by Christopher E Robin