Inspired by astronaut Lisa Nowak's 2007 arrest for the attempted murder of a romantic rival, Starcrosser’s Cut is an inner-space detective story, a cassette symphony in the tradition of Krapp's Last Tape, and an indictment of the nihilism of the US Space Program.
Based loosely on the real-life transcript of Nowak's police interview after her arrest, a character known only as "Lisa" listens back to the tape, re-enacts her interview with the detective, and attempts to re-record it all.
written and directed by Joseph Tepperman
music by David Dominique
featuring Shawn Lockie and Tom Colitt
with musicians Leah Harmon, Sammi Lee, Heather Lockie, and Alexander Noice
lighting design by Jose Emmanuel Varela
makeup & hair by Taryn Piana
stage manager Elizabeth Joy Guilliams
premiered June 2013 at Son of Semele Theater, Los Angeles
supported by a grant from the Mellon foundation
a kind of hallucinatory Socratic dialogue
-- LA Weekly
production photos by Dan Finlayson