Trapeze theater company Fight or Flight, for whom John is an Artistic Director, presented a workshop of their latest project, a stage adaptation of Moby-Dick. The weeklong workshop culminated in an "aerial staged reading" of Steven Cole Hughes script for an invited audience at The Muse in Brooklyn on December 6th, 2013.
John co-directed the evening and played the role of Starbuck. Also in the cast were FoF co-AD's Hughes & Eileen Little, Dan Loeser, Richard Thieriot, Brent Rose, Rob Karma Robinson, Jenna Panther, and Nick Abeel. The show is a physical 9-actor adaptation with authentic sea shanties and original music by composer Nathan Cohen.