ONE WAY

Music by BEN BONNEMA
Lyrics by CHRISTOPHER STASKEL
Book by BEN BONNEMA & CHRISTOPHER STASKEL

Naomi, a Canadian climate scientist, is selected as a finalist to go on the first one-way trip to Mars. Hundreds of thousands have applied through Fourth Planet, a private company, and only fifty remain in the running. Naomi’s partner, Elaine, struggles to understand why the mission is worth a human life. 

Naomi must choose: venture to Mars in the name of scientific advancement and human exploration or remain here on Earth to be with the woman she loves.

Developmental History

6 July 2015

A reading of the first act presented at The Musical Theatre Factory. Directed by Jorge Lopez. Music Direction by Heath Saunders. Dramaturgical Assistance by Natasha Sinha (LCT3). 

30-31 May 2016

A reading at Playwrights Horizons via The Musical Theatre Factory's Developmental Residency Program. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson (First Daughter's Suite).

August 2017

We were selected from over 100 applications to receive a weeklong residency at Rhinebeck Writers Retreat in August 2017.

From Page To Stage,” a new theatre festival at The Other Place theatre in London, selected “One Way” from over 300 applications to present thirty minutes of material in August 2017.