Theatre of the Expendable presents
Mare Cognitum
By David McGee
Directed by Jesse Edward Rosbrow
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Starring: Devon Caraway, Justin Howard, Kyle Walters

Stage Manager: Emily Gasser

A country on the brink of war. A city wracked by ineffectual protests. An extraordinarily odd job interview. Faced with such perils, three young idealists do the only thing they can: fly to the Moon in a homemade rocketship.

"Mare Cognitum is about faith and magic, and theatergoers who give in to either[ ]or both will feel as if they've left this world for a time and flown to another." -Michael Crisculou,

Saturday, May 9th—6pm
Tuesday, May 12th—7pm

Friday, May 15th—7pm
Saturday, May 16th—4:15pm
Sunday, May 17th—7pm*
*followed by a discussion: Despair in a time of hope.
Thursday, May 21st—8pm
Saturday, May 23rd—1pm & 9:15pm
Sunday, May 24th—4:15pm
Wednesday, May 27th—8pm*
*followed by a reading of Eclipse, also by David McGee
Friday May 29th—9:45pm*
*followed by a drinking game with the playwright!
Saturday, May 30th—7pm

Set Designer: Elisha Schaefer
Lighting Designer: Wilburn Bonnell
Costume Designer: Jennifer Raskopf
Sound Designer: Jared M. Silver
Props Designer: Jesse Louis Hathaway
Associate Lighting Designer: Victoria Miller
Sound Board Operator: Victoria Watson
Press Representative: Emily Owens PR
Industry Representative: Scotti Rhodes
Graphic Designer: Duncan Pflaster
Arts in Action Series Producer: Laura Moss
Associate Producer: Emily Simoness
Production Manager: Norah Turnham
Producers: Alexander Koo, Arienne Pelletier, Duncan Pflaster, Michael Roderick, Jesse Edward Rosbrow

The Workshop Theater
312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor
between 8th & 9th Avenues
New York, NY 10018

Tickets are only $12!


Theatre of the Expendable a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of Theatre of the Expendable may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Theatre of the Expendable

Arts in Action Series
Arts in Action is a series of workshops, discussions, explorations and drinking games aimed at encouraging audience participation in the theater experience. The series will consist of play readings cast partially from the audience, design and directing workshops and active discussions of the challenges of writing within political and cultural contexts.

We will also be conducting a playwrighting workshops, where participants will write a play and then see a reading of their play at the workshop theater the following weekend.

Sunday, May 17th


Discussion: Despair in a World of Hope

$5 Suggested Donation

Come see Mare Cognitum at 7pm, and then join us for a discussion of what this Bush-era play would look like if it were written during the current administration.

Wednesday, May 27th


Eclipse by David McGee

$5 Suggested Donation

Inhabit the text of Eclipse, by David McGee, in this interactive reading. Director, Deena Selenow.

Friday, May 29th


Drink with the Playwright: David McGee


Come see Mare Cognitum at 9:15pm, and afterwards, challenge playwright David McGee to a drinking game!

Arts in Action Ticket Info
For tickets, e-mail with the Date/Time of the program you're attending as well as the number of tickets you'd like to reserve. All payments will be made at the theater.

Emily Owens PR