Trailer video from Industry Presentation at UMD - March 2023
After winning numerous awards, and its first premiere in the UK, Rain and Zoe Save the World is now on a road to its American premiere.
Two Washington State teenage climate activists embark on an impulsive motorcycle journey to join a group of oil protesters on the East Coast. As they follow a major pipeline across the country, what began as two young environmentalists' longing to belong to something greater than themselves gives way to Rain and Zoe discovering that the true danger in this world might just be growing up. This play is a funny, sincere and profoundly moving adventure about the ethics of standing up for what you believe, whatever the cost.
Featuring music by Bobby Cronin, RAIN AND ZOE SAVE THE WORLD is designed to simultaneously speak to older and younger generations of activists alike. The play captures both the idealism of youth and the burnout that befalls all activists with time, experience, and their constant pushing through obstacles. This play has relevance that audiences expect from impactful theatre.
We are grateful that Rain and Zoe Save the World received new play development from the The New Harmony Project, the Earth Matters on Stage Festival and Symposium, Brave New World Repertory Theatre, The Blank Theater and HERE Arts Center.
DREW & DANE PRODUCTIONS: DREW DESKY and DANE LEVENS are award-winning producers for theatre and web series. They have produced the award-winning revival of Little Shop of Horrors (Drama Desk Award, Drama League Award and Outer Critics Circle Honor for Outstanding Revival of a Musical), Pageant (Drama Desk nomination), Application Pending (Drama Desk nomination), Who’s Holiday! (Lortel nomination), The Other Josh Cohen (Off Broadway Alliance nomination) Unexpected Joy, Bright Colors and Bold Patterns, and R.R.R.E.D. They are currently supporting Hadestown, Dear Evan Hansen (including the North American Tour and West End), Come From Away (Australia/NZ tour), and The Inheritance. They have produced and supported developmental presentations of several plays and musicals, including Passing Through at Goodspeed Musicals. They earned the Emmy® Award for Best Digital Drama Series as Executive Producers of After Forever in 2018. Drew is the Founding Co-Chair of the Leadership Council of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Drew and Dane are also members of the Artists Circle of the Bucks County Playhouse, where they have the honor of being the only couple married on the stage. DDM Productions IG: @drewanddane