Commissioned by Norwich Theatre, supported by Jacksons Lane and Exeter Phoenix
Inspired by the Cosmos Archeology project at EPFL, Space Junk tells the story of a space suit pushed out into space on an ephemeral orbit of the earth with a radio transmitter, known as SuitSat.
Floating through space it becomes a humanoid piece of space junk. On earth, Jocelyn, our human protagonist has just been through a heart wrenching divorce.
Through the radio transmitter they communicate and form a friendship. On stage we see a life size puppeteered space suit, and our protagonist is a dance and aerial artist. The narrative is audio.
With over 100 million pieces of space junk orbiting the planet, Space Junk tells a story of love, loss, new frontiers, the destructive power of human carelessness and our constructive capacity for hope and compassion.
Partnered with the Exeter Science Centre
Shortlisted for the 2023 Pleasance Charlie Hartill Award
Written and Directed by
Puppetry Direction and Fabrication
Production Manager & Assistant Producer
Rachel Elizabeth Coleman