Yafei Zheng Is There Work on Mars?



Can an Asian with ADHD and dyscalculia pass Elon Musk's Mars immigration test? Set in a dystopian future of space colonisation, Is There Work on Mars? rants about many things: being an Asian who is innately horrible at maths, ableist education systems, living in the diaspora and ridiculous immigration requirements. Feeling like an outcast everywhere she goes, the neurodiverse Chinese woman desperately finds herself at SpaceX's absurd testing lab in an attempt to move to Mars. Is There Work on Mars? was first presented at Theatre Peckham as part of Peckham Fringe 2024.