STARSONg

WORDS BY ANDREW STRANO
MUSIC BY ERIKA JI

STARSONG tells the story of twin stars, born in a beautiful nebula at the heart of the Milky Way. Our twin stars do everything together, growing close. But when they stray too close to a black hole, one twin is caught in the black hole’s inescapable pull, and the other is flung into the universe, alone…. Through light and puppetry, STARSONG explores how deeply we care for the people we love, how painful isolation feels, and how together, we find a way to heal and hope.

Performed by Alex Becker, Bela Kawalec, Clare Bierman,
Earl Marrows, Joe Badore, Katie Hazdovac, Spencer Grubbe.
Narration & Direction by Andrew Strano. Piano & Music Direction by Erika Ji.

STARSONG is based on the true story of the star S5-HSV1, which astronomers discovered traveling at ultrafast speeds after being ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy.

Performed by Alex Becker, Bela Kawalec, Clare Bierman,
Earl Marrows, Joe Badore, Katie Hazdovac, Spencer Grubbe.
Narration & Direction by Andrew Strano.
Piano & Music Direction by Erika Ji.

STARSONG is based on the true story of the star S5-HSV1, which astronomers discovered traveling at ultrafast speeds after being ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy.

Performed by Alex Becker, Bela Kawalec,
Clare Bierman, Earl Marrows, Joe Badore,
Katie Hazdovac, Spencer Grubbe.
Narration & Direction by Andrew Strano.
Piano & Music Direction by Erika Ji.

STARSONG is based on the true story of the star S5-HSV1, which astronomers discovered traveling at ultrafast speeds after being ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy.

  • Summer 2021 (upcoming) — production at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater,
    Global Forms Theatre Festival
  • March 2021 — screened at the New York University Diversity Festival
  • February 2021 — shortlisted for SOUNDBITES 7.0
  • December 2020 — aired as the finale for the inaugural Tisch Fringe Festival
  • February 2020 — encore performance at the Tisch Black Box
  • January 2020 — workshop & performance at the Tisch Black Box

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