• Jack Mayer
  • Rocket scientists in love

What happens when you collapse the boundaries between performance art, film, and theater? This is what filmmaker Jack Mayer and writer David Brent intend to explore with their new project, I Am a Rocket Scientist, premiering Saturday, March 24, at the Den Theater. It’s the second live-film event produced by Screen Door Productions, recently founded by Mayer—whose Web series Single Long is being developed by HBO—Brent, and Hannah Fenlon of Two Birds Casting. “With Screen Door Productions, Jack and I are interested in creating art that is formally experimental but still has affection for its audience,” says Brent. “We want to push the boundaries of both film and theater by asking the question: what can be done dramatically in this unique medium that cannot be done in either of its constituent parts?”