ONE WAY

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

Naomi, a young Canadian astrophysicist, 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

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.

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). Music Directed by Carl Danielson. Stage Managed by Cati Pishal. Cast: Amanda Savan, Austin Ku, Brian Jose, Crystal Lucas Perry, Dustin Sullivan, Mary Jo McConnell, and Rebecca Odorisio.

6 July 2015

A reading of the first act presented at The Musical Theatre Factory. Directed by Jorge Lopez. Music Directed by Heath Saunders. Dramaturgical Assistance by Natasha Sinha. Stage Managed by Chloé Paillard. Cast: Amanda Savan, Cheeyang Ng, Ray Sheen, Taylor Janney, Tony Coslett, Cicily Daniels, and Helene Galek.