We’re presenting the world premiere reading of Sevan K. Greene’s When Bees Last Whispered as part of our Week of Extraordinary Risk on June 19, 7:30PM. Set in the near and distant future, the play explores climate change, overpopulation, and the end of humanity. Learn more from Sevan below, and reserve you tickets (free, $10 suggested donation) today.
Pipeline Theatre Company: What do you want us to know about your play?
Sevan K. Greene: These things have happened in other places. They’ve happened in our past. They will happen in our future.
PTC: When and where did you decide to start writing this play?
SKG: The basic idea was outlined more than a few years for a (failed) EST-Sloan commission. I resurrected it for my application to the group.
PTC: What excites you most about this project?
SKG: Trying something different in terms of my writing style, script development, and narrative.
PTC: In one sentence, tell us something strange that happens in your play.
SKG: Bees. Lots of them.
PTC: Are you working on anything else?
SKG: A musical about the infamous Victorians Fanny & Stella.
PTC: What’s next for you?
SKG: Not a thing.
When Bees Last Whispered
By Sevan K. Greene | Directed By Tom Costello
Wednesday, June 19th at 7:30 | RSVP
Robert Moss Theater at Playwrights Downtown
440 Lafayette St, 3rd Floor, NYC
A nation-wide one-child policy. A couple expecting twins. An imminent planetary collapse. An angel just fell from the sky. And the bees are pissed off. Set in the near and distant future, When Bees Last Whispered explores the effects of overpopulation and our responsibility to an exhausted planet. How easy is the decision to kill one to save billions?