Soundstage Episodes

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.