Public Understanding of Science and Technology
EST/Sloan First Light Festival Productions
Pidgeon by Tommy Smith (2010) Set in Depression-era New York City and Stalinist Russia, Pidgeon follows the exploits of Leon Theremin, Soviet inventor and father of electronic music. When Theremin marries a whipsmart black prima ballerina, their expatriate romance shocks society and attracts the looming shadow of foreign terror.
Pure by Rey Pamatmat (2008)
Alan Turing - inventor of the computer, war hero, and persecuted for his homosexuality - has moments to choose between living a secret life in post-WWII England or completing his life's work.
By Proxy by Amy Fox (2008)
A young researcher of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome struggles to maintain objectivity while investigating a mother who has lost four children.
Ada by Margaret Vandenburg (2008)
An opera focusing on Ada Byron, daughter of the famous poet and inventor of the world's first computer.
The Flower Hunger by Romulus Linney (2008)
The journey of discovery by William Bartram, America's first botanist. Bartram ventures into the uncharted South to document the region's wildlife, and on the way realizes his own life's purpose.
Isaac's Eye, a play about a young Isaac Newton and his nemesis Robert Hooke, premiered at Ensemble Studio Theatre's Mainstage. more