Staging Science: Writing the Science Play (Intensive) (Spring 2020)

05/23/2020 - 05/24/2020




  • $195.00  -  General
  • $145.00  -  New Student


Literacenter 2nd Floor
651 W Lake St
Chicago, IL
United States of America


Sessions: 2
Session Dates: May 23-24
Session Time: 10:00am - 4:30pm


Staging Science: Writing the Science Play 

May 23 - May 24
10:00am - 4:30pm 

Instructor: Kristin Idaszak

Playwrights and scientists share a common goal: to deepen our knowledge of the universe and its mysteries. This spirit of discovery has inspired playwrights to put science and scientists onstage from Dr. Faust to present day. From the bubbling beakers of a chemistry lab to black holes in distant galaxies, writers will untap the possibilities of science in dramatic storytelling. In this playwriting intensive, writers will learn how to move beyond metaphor and use science to shape the action of their plays. Together, we will also explore why science plays are so popular today. Resident Playwright Kristin Idaszak has received an EST/Sloan Commission, and been featured in the First Light Festival of New Science Plays, the Mach 33 Festival at Pasadena Playhouse/Caltech, and LSU’s SciArts Festival.

Sessions/Weekday 2 Days (1 Sat, 1 Sun)
Session Dates

May 23 - 24

Time 10:00pm - 4:30pm