Starring Sara Kow Falcone, Greg Howze, Bob Grabowksi, Greg Natale, Jessica Stuber, Erica Lorenzetti & Steve Petersen
On a far off planet, physicist Mayra Ecazin races furiously against time to unlock the secret of light speed travel and save humanity from decimation by alien invaders. Battling greedy investors, competing agendas, and her own mortality, how much is Mayra willing to sacrifice to make her machine? And will it be enough? Find out in this RLTP World-Premiere that takes a fantastical look at the infinite possibilities of the human mind and the finite potential of a flawed civilization.
"Speed of Light is an expansive story. I think the sheer scope of the play highlights my strengths as a writer. I wanted to write a play about women in science and technology, stolen intellectual property, and set that story in an entirely new world. I love world building, and imagining new and different societies. My goal is make science fiction for the stage a hot new trend."
Bella Poynton's Speed of Light made it to the Honorable Mentions list for the KILROYS' annual list of Notable Plays by Female Playwrights:
BELLA POYNTON is a playwright and theater artist from Buffalo, NY. Her Plays have been developed at the Great Plains Theater Conference, The Barrow Group, The Science Fiction Theater Company, Otherworld Theatre, LookingGlass Theatre NYC, and the Women’s Work Lab at New Perspectives Theatre. Her play, Pope Joan was a regional finalist at KCACTF, and produced at New World Stages in 2009. In 2013 her play The Aurora Project was produced at The Science Fiction Theater Company, and then at Otherworld Theater in 2014. Other recent honors include the Original Shorts Festival at Theatre du Mississippi, and the 8th Annual New Works Festival at Panndora Productions where her play Medusa Undone was developed and produced. Bella has taught playwriting and theater arts at The University of Iowa, Syracuse Stage, and, Springville Arts Center, and Road Less Traveled Productions. She is the playwright in Residence at Otherworld Theatre Company in Chicago and is a teaching artist at Syracuse Stage. BFA, Boston University. MFA University of Iowa.