Perched on the roof of his doghouse, armed only with a typewriter and a rare imagination, a dog attempts to adapt after an unusual hurricane washed him out to sea. Inspired by Charles Shultz' iconic beagle and leading science surrounding extreme climatic events, Flying Ace and the Storm of the Century is a multi-disciplinary tour-de-force arousing hope in the face of disasters caused by climate change.
Co-created by Jeremy Pickard, Simón Adinia Hanukai, and Jonathan Camuzeaux
Written and performed by Jeremy Pickard
Music composed and performed by Jonathan Camuzeaux
Directed by Simón Adinia Hanukai
Stage managed by Harry Poster
Set by Michael Minahan
Costumes by Preesa Adeline Bullington
Lighting by Owen Walz
Dramaturgy by Megan McClain
Created in collaboration with climate scientists from Columbia University's Earth Institute
and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Run time: 55min
Produced by Superhero Clubhouse with support from Columbia University's Earth Institute/PositiveFeedback, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Denmark's Cultural Collaboration Mid & West Jutland, Aarhus2017 and Per Bech Jensen.
Flying Ace and the Storm of the Century performed at the Odin Theater in Denmark on September 6, 2013,
and then premiered in NYC last November as part of Marfa Dialogues/NY, a city-wide festival
focused on climate change activism. The show then toured to northern California, performing at PianoFight in San Francisco, Destiny Arts Center in Oakland and the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond.
For more informaiton about the piece visit the Superhero Clubhouse.
* logo by Kristy Caldwell.