Public Understanding of Science and Technology
In this program, the Foundation makes grants to encourage playwrights and theater companies to write and produce new plays about scientists, engineers and mathematicians that will break down the barrier between "the two cultures." The Foundation's major partners include:
The Foundation has been a leading force in commissioning and producing new science and technology plays. In this role, it has helped to stimulate numerous playwrights to tackle these subjects while also creating a more hospitable environment among the theater-going public for such fare, heralding an important cultural shift.
Isaac's Eye, a play about a young Isaac Newton and his nemesis Robert Hooke, premiered at Ensemble Studio Theatre's Mainstage. more