The Navigators, a Feminist Science Fiction Theater Company, present First Full-Length Production

The Navigators are pleased to announce the New York premier of The Aurora Project by Bella Poynton. The play will be performed at Access Theater, June 2-18 at 8pm. Tickets are $25, and are available at

The Aurora Project follows Constantine, a robot indistinguishable from human beings, and Nora, a genetically enhanced explorer, as they begin an endless voyage across the uncharted universe. When Nora decides to go against Constantine's wishes and visit a strange new planet, she is quickly infected with an incurable illness. To delay losing the only person he loves to a gruesome death, Constantine takes it upon himself to suspend them both in cryo-freeze. Thus, the pair begins a kind of chemical induced time warp, spanning millions of years as they wait for the universe to get smarter, and a cure to Nora's illness to be found.

Cast & Crew
Bella Poynton, the company's Artistic Director, is the playwright. The play is directed by Creative Director Jesse Kane-Hartnett, with costumes and makeup design by Sarah Pencheff. Cast: Nicole Orabona (Nora), Ian Potter (Constantine), Joel Austin (The Designer), Amelia Fei (The Gatekeeper), and Michael DeSantis (Questry). Stage managed by Jihee Choi, and produced by Producing Director Ariel Francoeur. Melina Neves, the company's Literary Manager, is the dramaturg and associate producer.

About The Navigators
The Company was founded in 2014, when three unique theater artists, Bella Poynton (playwright), Ariel Francoeur (director), and Melina Neves (actress/dramaturg) came together during their studies at The University of Iowa. The team worked on several plays written by Poynton, and decided to create a professional collective to share their vision of Science Fiction Theater with a broader audience.

The Navigators' mission is to produce Science Fiction Theater with a clear feminist perspective. They are dedicated to elevating female driven stories in a genre dominated by men. In their productions, they empower women playwrights, producers, directors, and actors. The company seeks to engage new audiences, realize new and daring realities, and expand the boundaries of what theatre can achieve by fully exploring sci-fi on stage.

What: The Aurora Project, a new Science Fiction Play.
When: June 2-4, 7-11, and 14-18 at 8pm. Tickets $25.
Where: Access Theater, 380 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10013. On the corner of Broadway and White streets, near the Canal Street NRQW stop.
Who: The Navigators, a Feminist Science Fiction Theater Company.

For more information about the company, the show, and the production team and cast, visit

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