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Or, An Astronaut Play.

By Johnny G. Lloyd

Directed by William Steinberger

January 4th–26th, 2020

The Tank, New York

Photos by Skye Morse-Hodgson

The Astronaut School has four students—but only one can actually make it to outer space. Who has what it takes? Does anyone even know what it takes? Following the experiences of Daria, an intense, focused student, Claire, a woman struggling to fully realize her own ambitions, Paul, a hobbyist, and Tom, a straight, white, American man, OR, AN ASTRONAUT PLAY explores who gets access to the space they want to enter, why, and what’s left for the rest of us.

Written by Johnny G. Lloyd

Directed by William Steinberger



Tay Bass (Claire)

Caturah Brown (Daria)

Jonathan Cruz (Paul)

Harrison Unger (Tom)

Lighting Design - Bailey Costa

Costume Design - Barbara Erin Delo

Sound Design - Brian Hickey

Scenic Design - Izmir Ickbal

Props and Graphic Design - Rebecca LeVine

Stage managed by Sarah Zerod

Production managed by Frank Poon

Co-produced with The Tank

We are grateful to donors large and small for their support of Or, An Astronaut Play. The below list acknowledges donors to the Or, An Astronaut Play fundraising campaign, which began in October 2019.

Sponsor ($400+)

  • Amanda Bennett

  • Beth and Alan Singer

  • Ann Lebowitz

  • Wayne Norbitz and Jolaine Farris 

Co-Sponsor ($200-$399)

  • Anonymous

  • John Campbell

  • Saraleah Cogan and Danny Landau

  • Lindsey Crane

  • Terry and Les Freedman

  • Sam Haber

  • Andrew and Anna Janet 

  • Peter and Allison LeVine

  • Darcel and Johnny Lloyd 

  • Cary Mazer

  • Annie Norbitz

  • Stacey Toseland

Friend ($100-$199)

  • Anonymous 

  • Noah Aptekar 

  • James Bernard

  • Sara Bowen

  • Stephanie Chuah

  • Andy Granowitz and Eliza Scheffler

  • Matt Harrison

  • Stephanie and Jason Levee

  • Alex Marcus

  • Ellen and Alan Nastir

  • Debbie Schub and Simon Basseyn

  • Sara Steinberger Shapiro and Jared Shapiro

  • Maya Tepler

  • Andrew Zloto

Supporters (Up to $99)

  • Anonymous

  • Emily Boyd

  • Andy Bragen

  • Rachel Brody

  • Samantha Cooperman

  • Unnati Dass

  • Evan Eisler

  • Reni Ellis and David Slotnick

  • Zach Gorn

  • David Gutin

  • Rosalind Grush

  • Sarah Hansen

  • Jeffrey Kaplan

  • Michael Karadsheh

  • Richard Kotulski

  • Susannah Krewson

  • Miguel Lopez

  • Matthew Macca

  • Landon Marder

  • Laurie McCall

  • Ryan McCarthy

  • Nicholas Pappas

  • Sarah Raker

  • Erin Ross

  • Joseph Rubinstein

  • Stephen Smith

  • Tyler Stanley 

  • Gina Stevensen

  • Mia Warren

  • Gabriel Vega Weissman

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