Hello Blackout


New Paradise Laboratories provides a fresh take on the creation myth, infusing it with playful nonsense in an impossible setting—before, during and after the Big Bang. A horror-farce with philosophical overtones, Hello Blackout! follows the eccentric Kissimmees—triplets, their mother, an elusive father—at the beginning of time. Blackouts engulf the family as they slam into the inexplicable future—with grim and hilarious results.

This production was produced by New Paradise Laboratories, directed by Whit MacLaughlin, and performed at The Drake Theatre in Philadelphia, PA.


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Director: Whit MacLaughlin

Composer: Bhob Rainey

Scenic Designer: Matt Saunders

Lighting Designer: Thom Weaver
Costume Designer: Tara Webb

Props Master: Alicia Crosby

Production Manager: Nick Jonzak
Stage Manager: Annie Halliday

Asst. Stage Manager: Eleanor Safer


Pictured: Matteo Scammell

Photo Credit: Plate3photography.com

List of Pieces

The rehearsal process included actors creating pieces of their own that were later adjusted and put together to create the show. This is the initial list of the original pieces and links to the videos of them

The Court

From left to right: Kevin Meehan, Jeffrey Cousar, Matteo Scammell, Emilie Krause, Kate Czajkowski

Photo Credit: Plate3photography.com

Run Sheet

Run sheet hung backstage listing all the changes and prop/scenic moves during the performance

© 2018 by Eleanor Safer

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