The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Project, which has been funding plays about science for the last 14 years, will hold its 2012 Fall Artist Cultivation Event on Sunday, September 30 @ 7pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for playwrights to discuss what makes a great potential science play with scientists and science journalists. This year’s panelists include:
Playwright David Auburn, winner of the 2001 Tony Award and the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play Proof.
Theoretical physicist and author Lisa Randall, professor of physics at Harvard University and author of Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space and Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World.
Astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of StarTalk Radio.
Journalist and author Jonathan Weiner, winner of the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for The Beak of the Finch.
The discussion will be moderated by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Vice President of Programs, Doron Weber.