Molly Murphy & Neil deGrasse Tyson On Our Last Day On Earth

Created & Written by Molly Beach Murphy, Music & Lyrics by Loren Berí

Molly Murphy & Neil deGrasse Tyson On Our Last Day On Earth

at 416 West 42nd Street, Playwrights Horizons Rehearsal Studios  [map]

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm

An experimental, fan-fiction, adventure cabaret

Molly Murphy and Neil deGrasse Tyson On Our Last Day On Earth is part indie lecture series and part musical cabaret. The story follows famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and his biggest fan girl through the Hayden Planetarium in the last 24 hours before the Earth is swallowed by a super-massive black hole.

Running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes.

Molly Beach Murphy

Molly Beach Murphy (Creator/Writer)

MOLLY BEACH MURPHY (Creator/Writer) NYC based playwright and director from Galveston, Texas. Plays include: 'Molly Murphy & Neil de Grasse Tyson On Our Last Day On Earth' (Incubator Arts Project, Ars Nova's ANT Fest), 'Big Bend in the Red Dirt Desert' (Williamstown Theatre Festival), 'The H20 Pool Bar at the San Luis Hotel' (New Light Theater Project), 'A Big Life for the Adventurous' (The Habitat), 'All Hallow's Eve at the Amarillo Jehovah's Witness Weekly Grief Group in the Backroom of the Y Just Off the Feeder' (Ugly Rhino). Directing credits include: 'What It's Like When Two Geeks Love Each Other' (by Jaclyn Backhaus, Williamstown Theatre Festival), 'Big Bend in the Red Dirt Desert' (Williamtown Theatre Festival), 'The Sparrow' (Guest Director, SMU 2015), 'Indigo Dai Immortal Men' (Incubator Arts Project), 'Morbid Poetry' (Incubator Arts Project). Associate/Assistant work for: Jo Bonney, Tina Landau, John Guare, Suzan-Lori Parks, Bill Irwin, Gordon Edelstein and Patricia McGregor among others. Affiliations: Three-time artistic resident at the Incubator Arts Project, New Georges Affiliated Artist, Member of Fresh Ground Pepper's Playground Playgroup. JACK's Creating Dangerously Writers Workshop, Ars Nova's Project Residency (upcoming Fall 2016) Published works can be found in The Hairpin & The Santa Ana River Review. Recipient of the Garland Wright Award for Achievement in Directing.

Gabriel Vega Weissman

Gabriel Vega Weissman (Director)

GABRIEL VEGA WEISSMAN (Director) is a New York City based theatre artist. Directing credits include: Steel Magnolias (Bucks County Playhouse); Making the Move (Edinburgh Festival Fringe); In Fireworks Lie Secret Codes andThis is the Rill Speaking (Atlantic Theatre Acting School); The Drunken SistersZastrozzi: The Master of Discipline and his own adaptation of Athol Fugard's teleplay, Mille Miglia (Williamstown Theatre Festival). His associate directing credits include the world premiere of China Doll and the recent revivals of Long Day's Journey Into Night and The Winslow Boy on Broadway as well as productions at the Atlantic, Roundabout, Vineyard and Second Stage Theaters. As a playwright, his play Loose Canon (co-written with Brian Reno) played a sold out run at the NYC International Fringe Festival, and won the TheatreMania Audience Favorite Award. Gabriel is an alum of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, a Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellow, and has spent three seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Alan Schmuckler

Alan Schmuckler (Musical Director)

ALAN SCHMUCKLER (Musical Director) MD/Associate: work at Roundabout, Playwrights Horizons, NYMF (Single Wide), PIT (Wait Wait Don’t Kill Me), Ars Nova ANT FEST, Children’s Theatre Company (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Symphony Space, About Face Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Composer/lyricist: work at Playwrights Horizons, PIT, DR2, 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, Symphony Space; Writers Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Marriott Theatre, About Face Theatre; theaters and schools nationwide, Sydney and Paraguay (!), and (, a choose-your-own adventure musical). Previously in residence: Weston Playhouse, Goodspeed Musicals’ Johnny Mercer Writers Colony. Actor: Lincoln Center, DR2, National Yiddish Theatre, York, 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists, and later this summer, MUNY (Fiddler). Three-time Jeff Award nominee, Chicago. Proud grad, Northwestern University, School at Steppenwolf. @alanschmuckler

Loren Berí

Loren Berí (Music & Lyrics)

LOREN BERI (Music & Lyrics) is a composer/lyricist and musician, most recently having released the album 'Stockholm Fancy.' Berí has opened for artists including The War On Drugs, Ty Segall, Brett Dennen, Murder By Death and Pete Francis among others.

Allison Bressi

Allison Bressi (Producer)

Producing credits include: One Flea Spare by Naomi Wallace (Playhouse Creatures), Songbird by Michael Kimmel and Lauren Pritchard, featuring Kate Baldwin (Off Broadway, 59E59); The Vaults by Caroline V. McGraw (New Georges); Tough Titty (Executive Producer Andre Braugher); Molly Murphy and Neil deGrasse Tyson on our Last Day on Earth (Ars Nova’s ANT Fest, Incubator Arts Project); (not just) 3 New Plays (Executive Producer) Reckless (Indigo Theatre Project benefit reading with Tina Fey); Uncommon Women and Others Benefit Reading (Indigo Theatre Project). Allison has worked for companies such as Signature Theatre, New York Stage and Roundabout Theatre Company, and Foresight Theatrical. 

Caroline Gart (Producer)

Caroline currently works in the four time Tony Award winning producing office, Harriet Leve Productions. Recent credits: Harry & the Thief (The Habitat), Good Men Wanted (Arena Stage’s Kogod Cradle Series/Dixon Place), Toilet Fire (Abrons Arts Center, TONY Critics’ Pick), Songbird: A Tennessee Fiction (59E59, NYT Critics’ Pick), Summertime Rewrite (The Habitat), A Star Has Burnt My Eye (The Brick), Andrew Schneider’s YOUARENOWHERE (PS 122’s Coil Festival, 2015 Obie Award Winner), New Territory: Short Works In Progress (The Habitat). She has produced at New York Stage and Film, Vassar’s Powerhouse Theater, The Martin E Segal Theatre Center, PS 122's COIL Festival, and The Public Theater. She is also creative producer of The Habitat Theater Company. //

Renée Albulario

Renée Albulario (The Usher)

Recent credits include The Wild Party (Nadine) at Encores! NY City Center and Here Lies Love at The Public (Imelda u/s, Dance Captain). Regional: Here Lies Love (Williamstown), High School Musical (NCT), Hairspray, The King & I (Weston Playhouse). Workshops/Readings: The Everleigh Club (The Public), Maltby & Shire’s Behind the Painting, Frank Wildhorn’s Tears of Heaven, The Brother(s), An Officer & A Gentleman. TV/Film: "Ricki & The Flash", "MTV: Woodie Awards", "One Life to Live", "The View". Renée is a graduate of NYU/Tisch. Thanks to The Mine! Love to Mom, Dad, Kuya, & Michael.

Eric Lockley

Eric Lockley (Molly Murphy)

ERIC LOCKLEY is a Harlem-based writer, actor, filmmaker and producer. A a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Lockley has been on both stage and screen, featured in plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Marcus Gardley and Idris Goodwin, and in film and TV featured on HBO, BET and MTV. Lockley also writes and performs solo work. Most notable is his show Asking For More, which encourages healthy nutrition and fitness habits in young people. Eric flexes his comedy skills monthly performing with sketch comedy group BoogieManja monthly at The People’s Improv Theater. As a producer Lockley presents theater with his two Harlem-based organizations The Movement Theatre Company [TMTC] and Harlem9 [H9]. In 2015 Lockley produced and wrote “The Jump”, a short film he’s also a featured actor in that is about a boy’s complicated relationship with the water. “The Jump” will premiere at film festivals throughout the country in 2016.

Grace McLean

Grace McLean (Neil deGrasse Tyson)

In addition to performing (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Brooklynite, Bedbugs!!!, Sleep No More), Grace was a headlining performer and vocal instructor at the SingStrong a capella festivals in DC and Chicago in 2014, her band Grace McLean & Them Apples toured Pakistan in 2015 and they performed in both the 2015 and 2016 Lincoln Center American Songbook series. McLean's pop opera about 12th century German mystic Hildegard von Bingen has been developed at CAP21, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and Goodspeed. Original EPs Natural Disaster and Make Me Breakfast available on iTunes.

Dillon Heape

Dillon Heape (The Projectionist)

Dillon is thrilled to be making his NYMF debut! His work includes productions or workshops with the American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mile Square Theatre, Three Day Hangover, The Oneness Project, Summer Rep Theatre Festival, PearlDamour, Crowded Outlet, TITAN Theatre Company, and the Moscow Art Theatre. Catch him on the new comedy web series Sublets and Maybe Sunshine, and in The Barrington Collective's upcoming production of Reconciling as part of FringeNYC 2016. Dillon is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. He holds a BFA from the University of Evansville and an MFA from the American Conservatory Theater.



Remy Zaken

Remy Zaken (The Earth and Space Explainer)

Remy Zaken (The Earth & Space Explainer): Last seen at The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center. This is her fifth NYMF reading in four years. Broadway: Spring Awakening (OBC Thea). Off-Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, Brooklynite, The Anthem, Freckleface Strawberry (Title role), Spring Awakening, Radiant Baby. Regional: Anne Frank (title role), A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Connecticut Critics Circle Award), A Little Princess. Selected workshops: Bright Star, Some Lovers (Burt Bacharach musical). Film/TV: Pitching Tents, Sing Along (short), "Gossip Girl," "Law and Order," "It Could Be Worse." BA in psychology from Columbia University. Thanks MDM. For Max and Catlyn.