L M Feldman will share excerpts and questions from her audacious – and timely – play-in-progress, THE MERCURY 13 GUIDE TO GETTING OFF THE GROUND. An epic and muscular theatrical shakedown, THE MERCURY 13 intertwines historical events, imagined scenes, fantastical moments, physical feats, and text plucked straight from the Congressional archive, to unearth the story of thirteen female pilots who might have, if the world had followed a different path, been among our earliest astronauts. It asks: what does it take (as a woman, a person of color, a queer, a disadvantaged citizen, a human being) to get off the ground in this country? Even still. Join L as she shares new work and invites questions & answers, thoughts & curiosities.