When a new telescope becomes operational, the initial images it sees are called First Light.

Since 1998, the EST/Sloan Project has developed hundreds of new plays that question and broaden the view of science in the popular imagination. Share in an initial look at our newest projects during this year’s First Light Festival.

Join us for this year’s discoveries.

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Special Events

Satellite Event: New Plays at Barnard presents

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Jeune Terre

by Gabrielle Reisman, directed by Alice Reagan
Thursday, March 1st - Saturday, March 3rd at Barnard College

The waters are rising around Jeune Terre, Louisiana, and the land is slipping away. This inventive new play with songs explores what it means to live on the edge of invisibility in a time of atmospheric change.