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April 7 - 27, 2021

The Brit d'Arbeloff

Women
& Science
theater festival

A month long festival celebrating women, theater, science, and the innovation that unites them all.

virtual programming at the intersection of art & science.

Central Square Theater created the Brit d’Arbeloff Women & Science Theater Festival to amplify voices underrepresented in science, encourage engagement between scientists, artists and audiences, provide mentoring opportunities, and to create a national network for theaters engaged in science.

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Speakers & Artists

Des Bennett
Des Bennett
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Sangeeta Bhatia
Deborah Blum
Deborah Blum
Rachel Bowens-Ruben
Rachel Bowens-Ruben
Bethany Brookshire
Bethany Brookshire
Aislinn Brophy
Aislinn Brophy
Maeve Aurora Chapman
Maeve Aurora Chapman
Carla Ching
Carla Ching
Paige Clark
Paige Clark
Joshua Wolf Coleman
Joshua Wolf Coleman
Lyndsay Allyn Cox
Lyndsay Allyn Cox
Kia Corthron Photo
Kia Corthron

art & science: where the future is imagined

There are two things that are true about living in this time and region: We are among the brightest scientific minds in the world and the distance between science and the essential questions of our humanity grows shorter every day.

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Kortney Adams & Wesley Savick in From Orchids to Octopi. Photo: Elizabeth Stewart/Libberding Photography.
Kortney Adams & Wesley Savick in From Orchids to Octopi. Photo: Elizabeth Stewart/Libberding Photography.
Allyn Burrows & Elizabeth Hayes in Breaking the Code. Photo: A.R. Sincliar Photography.
Stacy Fischer in Distracted. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Debra Wise in The Other Place. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
The cast of Sila. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
The cast of Emilie La Marquise du Charelet Defends Her Life Tonight. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
The cast of Emilie La Marquise du Charelet Defends Her Life Tonight. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Celeste Oliva in Grounded. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Celeste Oliva in Grounded. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Debra Wise, Robert Najarian, and Steven Barkhimer in Einstein's Dreams. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Debra Wise, Robert Najarian, and Steven Barkhimer in Einstein's Dreams. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Debra Wise, and Steven Barkhimer, and Robert Najarian in Copenhagen. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Debra Wise, and Steven Barkhimer, and Robert Najarian in Copenhagen. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Kira Patterson & Will Madden in Arcadia. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Kira Patterson & Will Madden in Arcadia. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Lee Mikeska Gardner & Sarah DeLima in Marjorie Prime. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Lee Mikeska Gardner & Sarah DeLima in Marjorie Prime. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Lee Mikeska Gardner & Nancy E. Carroll in Precious Little. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Lee Mikeska Gardner & Nancy E. Carroll in Precious Little. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Barlow Adamson & Caitlin Naseema Cassidy in Paradise. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Barlow Adamson & Caitlin Naseema Cassidy in Paradise. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Nael Nacer & Marianna Bassham in Constellations. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Nael Nacer & Marianna Bassham in Constellations. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Cheryl Daro & Lisa Nguyen in Proof. A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Cheryl Daro & Lisa Nguyen in Proof. A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Sarah Newhouse, Christine Power, Becca A. Lewis, and Sarah Oakes Muirhead. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
Sarah Newhouse, Christine Power, Becca A. Lewis, and Sarah Oakes Muirhead. Photo: A.R. Sinclair Photography.
The cast of Frankenstein. Photo: Nile Scott Studios.
The cast of Frankenstein. Photo: Nile Scott Studios.
Josh Gluck & Stacy Fischer. Photo: Maggie Hall Photography.
Josh Gluck & Stacy Fischer. Photo: Maggie Hall Photography.

What people say about
Central Square Theater's
Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Program

Nagesh Mahanthappa

As a long time fan of CST productions, I am particularly enthusiastic about the plays presented in partnership with CC@MIT. Theater of this kind provides a powerful vehicle for civic engagement by helping us to consider the socioeconomic, political, and emotional impacts of science and technology on our lives.

Nagesh Mahanthappa
Founder & Scientific Advisor, Scholar Rock
Alan Lightman

The Catalyst Collaborative at MIT, through the magical medium of the living stage, brings people into the world of science -- not the textbook drone of electrons and genes -- but the big ideas, the imagination, the passion, the jealousies, the idealism, the universe in a grain of sand.

Alan Lightman
Professor of the Practice of the Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Irene Porro

Attending a CC@MIT production is engaging, entertaining, and intellectually stimulating. These productions help all audiences to appreciate, sometimes for the first time, the humanity of those who do science, their contradictions and limitations, as well their genius and creativity. At a CC@MIT production we laugh, we cry, and we think (!) … we simply love it.

Irene Porro
Director, Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning; Lead, MSEN STEM Ecosystem; Framingham State University

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