ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dr. Light presents his case while dressed in clown garbAnd as a clown, he tells jokes. He makes balloon animals. He plays with puppets. He tells jokes about death and eternity and the Kardashians. But Dr. Light also talks about his own sense of loss. And he lays out a plan for what people might do if there’s no future (starting by being more generous and loving people). In his view, we are all in a condition of hospice and need to act on those things that are important, including the need to be with people we love.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION
The production is an outgrowth of the Brooklyn Culture Jam, an arts group started in 2012 in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. PLANET HOSPICE premiered at the 2016 Ithaca Fringe Festival, and was also featured as part of United Solos International one-person show festival in New York City in November 2016.The science of Planet Hospice is based on the work of a number of climate researchers including Dr. Guy McPherson, Dr. Michael Mann, Dr. Natalia Shakhova, Dr. James Hansen and others. Playwright Daniel Kinch will be playing the role of Doctor Light. This is Mr. Kinch’s ninth one-person show on a variety of topics including nuclear weapons and protest. His plays have toured the US and Europe, and HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB, Mr. Kinch’s play about the Occupy Wall Street movement, has been performed over 50 times and garnered 12,000 views on YouTube.