The Catastrophist
By Lauren M. Gunderson
Directed by Jasson Minadakis
Now streaming on demand | World Premiere
Co-produced with Marin Theatre Company

How do you plan for catastrophe? Virologist Nathan Wolfe, named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for his work tracking Ebola and swine flu, proposed pandemic insurance years before the novel coronavirus outbreak. No one bought it. Now, in a post-COVID world, we hear his story—presented entirely digitally. The Book of Will playwright Lauren Gunderson returns with a time-jumping tale based on the life and work of Nathan Wolfe (who also happens to be her husband). A deep dive into the profundities of scientific exploration and the harrowing realities of facing your own mortality, The Catastrophist is a world premiere theatrical experience built of and for this moment in time.

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NOTE: This play will be available to view on demand through July 25, 2021.

The Catastrophist is sponsored by Bonnie and Alan Hammerschlag.

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