By Sam Grabiner
“Ever since we got here I’ve been having the most extraordinary dreams.”
Neptune is a gigantic, cold and dark planet with supersonic winds and 14 moons. Its atmosphere is made up of a thick blue gas-like substance of which we know next to nothing. Ben, Molly, Harry and Sarah have been sent on a mission from Earth. They’ve been staring out into that blue fog for a while now, and they’re starting to forget why it is they came here in the first place.
Sam Grabiner is a writer from London. He was a resident playwright at Papatango Theatre Company in 2016 and has taken part in The Royal Court Young Writers’ Programme. Alongside his playwrighting, he co-runs the comedy company Pelican whose blend of sketch and clown has been produced at VAULT Festival and The Soho Theatre. He is in his final year of a playwrighting MFA at Columbia School of Arts in New York.
Sam has not had a professional produced play run for 12 or more nights, so is therefore eligible for the Original New Voice Award as well as a Judges Award and the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019