Eleven New Yorkers change course after catastrophic events force them to examine why they moved to New York and to decide whether they'll stay. Clear Blue Tuesday follows their lives over the course of six years, each year on a Tuesday in September, as they pursue the dreams that drew them to the city.
Combining original songs with an unconventional narrative style, Clear Blue Tuesday was developed by an ensemble of eleven New York actor-singer-songwriters through an extended rehearsal process with director Elizabeth Lucas. Using personal journeys and improvisation as a springboard for developing characters and narrative, the cast wrote the songs they sing. The resulting stories and songs are both fictional and intensely personal, exploring the difference between the goals we pursue and what makes us happy and how the expanding gap between the two becomes more visible against the backdrop of catastrophic world events.