Corps diplomatique is both a science fiction show and a philosophical tale, a reflection on the future of humanity and a manifesto of avant-garde theater. Five amateur astronauts are sent into outer space on a one-way journey with a mission: to procreate, write a play, rehearse and perform it for tens of thousands of years. In this caustic and absurd comedy, Halory Goerger puts one of his pet experiments to the test: what would happen if, instead of sending into space a gold plate inscribed with the quintessence of human creativity, NASA launched a theatre play that would have eternity to develop? What art forms would emerge from this research, free of any time constraints? At first inspired by a desire for a clean slate and community ideals, the occupants of this bright white stage are soon facing a creative vacuum and their first disappointments. Condensing thousands of years into a 90-minute show, Corps diplomatique traces the slow evolution of a utopia, from its first avant-garde impulses to its decline and fall. A very smart piece of metatheater, Halory Goerger’s latest work offers us an intergalactic odyssey, while showing us the bewildering results of a strange research project.