90 Seconds to Midnight
is a collaboratively written and devised piece of musical theatre looks to reframe processes around writing musicals and takes inspiration from television writers' rooms and band rehearsals.
The initial provocation for our first show is The Doomsday Clock
. This is a symbol first created in 1947 by the board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists that speaks to the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe. The time of the clock is established in January of each year. It is currently set at 90 seconds before midnight. The board monitors new developments in life sciences and technology that could inflict irrevocable harm to humanity. The piece will explore multiple interwoven stories of people affected by nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies.
We are working with a project archivist CJ Simon to communicate our work on the piece and to share news about process, learnings and outcomes.// the archive
- team biographies
- timelapse, intervention one, and the end of the world
- dramaturgy from doomsday: how timelapse has responded to the end of the world
- the politics of collaborative writing