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