March 30, 2021 - April 11, 2021
Streaming through April 11
Virginia Stage Company streams co-production of "The Catastrophist"
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Marin Theatre Company Playwright-in-Residence Lauren M. Gunderson is America’s most produced playwright. Her new piece, The Catastrophist, follows virologist Nathan Wolfe, named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World for his work tracking viral pandemics. Wolfe has hunted viruses from the jungles of Cameroon to the basement of the CDC. Hear his story - presented as cinematic digital theatre - as he tracks the threats that come from without and within. A blazingly intelligent, wryly witty, and warm look at the thrill of discovery, whether it's a new virus or the treasures of your own family.
Gunderson brings to life a time-jumping tale based on the life and work of Nathan Wolfe (who also happens to be her husband). An interactive deep dive into the profundities of scientific exploration and the harrowing realities of facing your own mortality, The Catastrophist is a world premiere theatrical experience built of - and for - this moment in time.