The thing about space is you have to contend with earth.

At the dawn of two different Space Races, aviators traverse time, generations, Newtonian physics, governments, political bodies — and human bodies — to reach beyond our star system for a radical re-start.

S P A C E intertwines imagined scenes with Congressional transcripts, and feats of endurance with the historical record, to interrogate the story of the Mercury 13 female pilots and their ancestors — Bessie Coleman, Hazel Ying Lee — and descendants — Mae Jemison, Sally Ride — over the course of a national Civil Rights Space Race that has spanned our past century.

S P A C E asks: What future are we headed towards?

by LM Feldman
directed by Larissa Lury
created by both
January 30 – February 23, 2025
A Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Production

Photo: Alexandria Danielle King performing a scene from S P A C E at our 2024 Gala. Photo: Deb Hickey.

Interested in bringing your school to see S P A C E? Student matinees are scheduled for Friday, February 7 and Thursday, February 13. Reserve your tickets for our student matinees today.