We are proud to announce the first public reading of MANATEE ON MARS, a new play by Tanya Shaffer. It tells the story of Cody, a 12-year-old boy on the autism spectrum who makes sense of the world through the lens of his favorite cartoon, “The Adventures of Floaty Potato”; Cody’s estranged parents Margo and Dan; and a wealthy family—the Briars—who are trying to force Cody out of their daughter’s public school.
We have a magnificent cast lined up for this reading, including Catherine Castellanos, Samrat Chakrabarti, Anna Ishida, Ethan Jacobs, Adrian N. Roberts, Alicia Piemme Nelson, Daniel Shaffer-Green, and Marin Van Young.
Written by Tanya Shaffer
Dramaturgy by Nakissa Etemad
Music by Rinde Eckert
Directed by Giovanni Rodriguez
Executive producer: Philippa Kelly. Technical designer: Charlie Costantini. Production manager: Tyler Miller.
Please forward this invite to anyone who might be interested — parents, students, school administrators, advocates, theater-goers, and members of the theater industry. Admission is on a pay-what-you-can donation basis, with no one turned away for lack of funds. It is free to register, and donation info will be sent in a follow-up message.
Date and Time
Saturday, September 26, 2020
2PM Pacific/ 5PM Eastern