written and directed by Nancy Keystone
created in collaboration with Critical Mass Performance Group
original music/sound design: Randy Tico
scenic design: Nancy Keystone
lights: Justin Townsend
costumes: Erin Julie Tavin/Jeff Cone
video design: Austin Switser/Jeff Teeter
production stage manager: Winnie Lok/Mark Tynan
Part 1 [Lebensraum] & Part 2 [Gravity] originally premiered at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Part 3 [Liberation] premiered at Portland Center Stage where the entire trilogy was performed for the first time.
A trilogy told through a collage of text, image, movement, music and projections, APOLLO is an epic narrative of America, exploring the U.S. space program, it’s relationship with Nazi rocket scientists, and the surprising intersection with the Civil Rights Movement. It ranges from the U.S. Civil War, to Nazi Germany, to the American South of the 1960s, to the reaches of Outer Space, focusing on America’s century of progress, and the legacy of slavery, examining the moral cost of human aspiration.