The Trade Federation is a comedy about Star Wars and capitalism. A young, avant-garde playwright pitches his screenplay for a new Star Wars film. The concept: a prequel to Episode One that fleshes out the economic and social implications of the Trade Federation, the mysterious intergalactic shipping conglomerate that sets the entire prequel trilogy in motion. The problem: its far from your typical Star Wars movie in fact, its a full-on activist rallying-cry, replacing the veiled references to colonialism from more recent entries in the franchise with blatant political allegory. The meeting doesnt go well. George Lucas thinks the movie sounds really boring. Little does the playwright realize he may have stumbled into one of the largest conspiracies in modern history
News About The Trade Federation at IRT
New Comedy TILL THERE WAS YOU To Receive Virtual Reading March 12
March 03, 2021
Strange Bird Productions presents a virtual reading of TILL THERE WAS YOU a new romantic comedy with a twist by Raven Petretti, at 7:15pm on Friday, March 12th as part of the Front Row Fringe Festival. Tickets are available here, through Eventbrite.
Maxamoo Theater and Performance Podcast's Best & Worst of 2019, Part I
January 14, 2020
All 9 of our regular contributors have gathered: Aurin, Ben, David, Jack, Jose, Liz, Nicole, Patty, and PennyMaria! We're back together for our year-end spectacular, our annual episode in which we discuss the best and worst theater of the year.
The Maxamoo Podcast Previews Fall Theatre in New York
September 26, 2019
Aurin, David, and Ben come together to talk about shows New York coming up in the next few months. Productions discussed include HALFWAY BITCHES GO STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN, FIRES IN THE MIRROR, IS THIS A ROOM, SOFT POWER, SCOTLAND, PA, THE UNDERLYING CHRIS, and more.
Political Star Wars Comedy THE TRADE FEDERATION To Premiere Off-Off-Broadway
August 28, 2019
Strike back at the Empire! The Trade Federation: Or, Let's Explore Globalization Through the Star Wars Prequels, a new political comedy by Andy Boyd, will make its world premiere September 20-28 at IRT Theatre in the West Village. Allen MacLeod directs the allegorical farce about global trade, the International Monetary Fund, and (of course) Star Wars. Tickets are on sale now at www.irttheatre.org.