New Plays Festival 2022
Eärendil, Our Most Beloved Star
June 11, 2022
June 09, 2022
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027
(enter on 125th Street, west of Broadway)
Thursday, June 9 @ 2:30 pm
Saturday, June [email protected] 2:30 pm
by Adam North
Directed by Ana Liza Muravina
Jimmy Byers, a failed startup founder, gets a job working for reclusive billionaire Felix Marshall, whose investment portfolio includes everything from banking apps to cryonics. The strange requirements of the job include a regimented diet, constant travel, and no actual work. A queer gothic story set in the tech world, Eärendil, Our Most Beloved Star explores the nature of transactional relationships, and whether humanity has commodified everything, right down to the heart.
About the Artist
Adam North is a New York based playwright from Virginia. Plays include Central Air (Winner: [email protected] Reading Series Competition, Semi-finalist: O’Neill Playwrights Conference); Full Course Menu (Fresh Fruit Festival 2020, Winner: Best Performance, Act One One Act Fest), Spin ([email protected] Finalist), Home Delivery (New Harmony Project Finalist, Geffen Theater Annex), and dance theater projects such as NeverWonderLand (Ovation Award Nomination) and The Jungle Book (Miles Memorial Playhouse). In 2020, Adam was commissioned to write libretti for Life, Liberty, Happiness, an opera in three acts with composers David T. Little, Nico Muhly, and Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home). Adam is currently writing a live, three-hour show for Virgin Voyages, Richard Branson’s new cruise line. Adam co-wrote and co-directed Complete Works, a comedy series about a National Shakespeare Competition that aired on Hulu in 2013. During his time in Los Angeles, Adam also worked as a feature film development executive at Columbia Pictures and Activision Blizzard Studios. At one point, he was also a PA on The Apprentice. Adam has an MFA in Film Producing and a BA in English Literature, both from University of Southern California, and an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University.