Episode 5: nightnight
by Lucas Hnath
An astronaut goes to space. He can’t sleep. He can’t tell anyone. He can’t go home. He’s lonely. He doesn’t want to leave. He’s in trouble. NIGHTNIGHT takes the audience into mission control and into outer space to overhear ordinary workplace conflict in an extraordinary environment.
This season of Soundstage is made possible by a generous gift from the Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund.
Written by Lucas Hnath
Directed by, Sound Design by, and Edited by Alex Barron
Recorded at CDM Studios
Additional production services and support provided by Acoustiguide
Casting by Kelly Gillespie
Josiah Bania - Alex
Eboni Booth - Sue
Michael Cullen - Director
Arian Moayed - Tom
Linda Powell - Surgeon
Aaron Weiner - Dick
Additional Voices: Alex Barron, Clara Boesch, Adam Greenfield, and Alison Koch
Series Line Producer Alison Koch
Intro Music by Emily A. Sprague
nightnight was commissioned by and Premiered at the 2013 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville The play was developed in collaboration with the University of Louisville with original aerial choreography by ZFX Flying Effects.