ADA AND THE ENGINE
An intimate, romantic, steam-powered, math-and-music fueled story of Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, Victiorian comuputer visionaries. – 2w, 2m
THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF DR. WONDERFUL AND HER DOG! Fly through the solar system with Dr. Wonderful and her amazing team of Newton (the dog) and Ben (the human)! Girl-detective-noir meets science-geek-chic in this super cool astronomical musical theater event. Age 6+ – 2w, 2m
To hear 4 tracks from Dr. Wonderful see here!
A science-drama about the inspirational study of cosmology and the devastating effects of denied credit. Based on a true story of Dr. Ralph Alpher. 3m, 2w
Winner of the Essential Theatre Prize 2001
Love. Art. Defiance. The visceral and visual true story of forgotten modern artist Rudolf Bauer, struggling with his fading place in the history of art as his paintings are removed from the walls of the Guggenheim Museum. 2w, 1m
BY AND BY
The story of father and a “daughter” – a morality tale around the next step in modern genetics. 2w, 2m
EMILIE: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight
a sweeping science romantic epic wherein Emilie must defend her life by tallying her achievements in Love and Philosophy—and searching for a formula that will convince the world of her worth. 3w, 2m. Published at Samuel French.
For more Emilie dramaturgy see EmilieLaMarquise.com.
EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR
A revenge comedy set in North Georgia about one woman doing whatever it takes to get out of an abusive relationship. And let the bears in. Grrr…. 2w, 2m Published at Playscripts.
* Part 1 of the Shakespeare Cycle
For more Exit Pursued By A Bear dramaturgy see here.
EYE OF THE BEHELD
Catarina helps a young Leonardo Da Vinci escape prison and influences his talent and heart. 1w, 2m
I AND YOU
On the night before a class assignment is due, Caroline and Anthony plumb the mysteries of a Whitman poem…unaware that a deeper mystery has brought them together. 1m, 1w, diverse cast.
Winner of the 2014 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, and a finalist for the 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
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An inventive synthesis of science, history, and magic with Isaac Newton and two young sisters at its center. 2m, 3w
Based on the characters from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, this Christmas play focuses on the middle Bennet sister, Mary, and her hopes of independence, intellectual rigor, and maybe even love. 4w, 3m
PARTS THEY CALL DEEP
A female, southern drama about life within a Winnebego, and life within a family. 3w, 1m (National Playwriting Award Winner)
ROCK CREEK: SOUTHERN GOTHIC
Rock Creek, South Carolina. Thanksgiving. The youngest child rocks her family with some blaspheming sass, leaving her father and already cracking family to shatter. A fresh American drama about the steely fiber of family, coming home, and home cooking. 3w,3m
For more Rock Creek dramaturgy see here.
A brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. 4w, 1m
The true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt plays out against a landscape of fierce sisterly love, early feminism, universe-revealing science, and a time when humans were called “computers.” 4w, 1m.
Finalist for the Jane Chambers Award 2013.
For more Silent Sky dramaturgy see here.
Inspired by Shakespeare’s Shrew, two political opposites end up in a strange hotel room with a beauty queen running the show. How will they go to defend themselves and their country? Southern Fried Politics, y’all. 3w.
* Part 3 of the Shakespeare Cycle
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TOIL & TROUBLE
Two ambitious young men and one badass lady fight the recession with dictatorial dreams: instead of going back to grad school like everyone else in business… why not take over a small country? Seriously. No I’m serious. So basically an uber capitalist hipster Macbeth. 2m,1w.
* Part 2 of the Shakespeare Cycle
For more Toil & Trouble dramaturgy see here
WE ARE DENMARK
In this dark, funny, sexy modern retelling of science colliding with history colliding with fiction, Hamlet and legendary astronomer Tycho Brahe are grad school roommates. As Hamlet is falling in love with Tycho’s sister, he learns of his father’s death. All hell (and the heavens) break loose. 2m, 1w.
* Part 4 of the Shakespeare Cycle
For more We Are Denmark dramaturgy see here.