"Science and Contemporary Theater. A symbiotic relationship?"

Who: Prof. Gabriel Cwilich, Yeshiva University, New York, USA

Place: Donostia International Physics Center

Date: Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:00

In this talk I will describe  the interesting phenomenon  that  developed over the last two decades in which playwrights turned increasingly their interest and curiosity towards scientific subjects, and  managed not only to reflect in their creation the world, circumstances and tribulations of the scientists, but also the express their scientific ideas and, in many cases with great success, to weave them  in the very dramatic structure of their plays.  I will also show how in  some cases  in the process of creation and staging of their plays they interact directly with scientists. 

I will survey  a few of the most interesting theatrical experiences in that respect, as well as describe my personal involvement over the years with the  Alfred Sloan Foundation, through their program of "Pubic Understanding of  Science and Technology? and with  a few theater companies  which they support.

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