Grant Recipient Details

Location
Brooklyn, NY
Project Title
UTOPIAN HOTLINE.
Fiscal Year Awarded
2022
Grant or Program
National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant
Grant Amount
$50,000

UTOPIAN HOTLINE. 

A telephone hotline. A vinyl record. A performance. 

Is anyone out there? is anyone listening? Are we alone? In 1977, NASA launched the twin Voyager spacecrafts to try and answer these questions. Aboard both is The Golden Record, an artifact intended to communicate who and what we are. If we were to send another message into the distant future, what message would we send? 

To answer this, Theater Mitu created a public telephone hotline (646-694-8050) prompting people to leave messages to the future. These voicemails along with messages from astronauts, astronomers, futurists, spiritual communities, and middle school students make up the source material for Utopian Hotline, which can be experienced through live performances and an accompanying vinyl record of original music.

Projected Touring Availability

Please contact the tour coordinator for more information.

Tour Coordinator

Justin Nestor
Co-Artistic Director 
Theater Mitu
Tel. (617) 599-2664

Work Sample

A woman plays a record. There's a ciruclar frame over the image and the text "Utopian Hotline."
courtesy of Theater Mitu
At desks, three folks wear headsets and are mic'ed. Over the image: a circular frame with "Utopian Hotline" in the center.
courtesy of Theater Mitu