The Talks Progress Administration is a mad science experiment on stage – we're pairing academic lecturers with theater directors to see what they'll make together. The TPA is combining intellectual entertainment, creative discourse, and interactive storytelling like you’ve never seen before.
What would happen if Bill Nye got cast in Sleep No More, if Jane Goodall sat down for tea with Brecht, or if Stephen Hawking wrote a new Hamilton-inspired rock opera? We don't know, but we sure as hell can’t wait to find out.
The TPA is a collaboration between The Story Collider and Caveat, and is supported by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science.
The TPA Presents:
With Neer Asherie
Directed by Sarah Hughes
A physics professor must give a public lecture to get tenure. The safe approach is a boring, technical presentation, but he dreams of something different. Bye-bye tenure!
Additional support for this event provided by Yeshiva University.
Neer Asherie is a professor of physics and biology at Yeshiva University. He received a B.A. and M.A. in natural sciences (physical) from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in physics from MIT. He was awarded grants from the National Science Foundation to support his research on the self-assembly of globular proteins. His articles have appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Physical Review Letters, and Crystal Growth and Design. In addition to his scientific publications, Neer has authored a novel and several short plays.
Sarah Hughes is a director and producer of theater and new media. She's developed theater, installation and virtual reality works with artists and companies such as McFeely Sam Goodman, Eliza Bent, Corinne Donly, Julia May Jonas / Nellie Tinder, Cara Scarmack, Graham Sack and Sensorium, Superhero Clubhouse, and Elevator Repair Service, and her work has been seen at Abrons Arts Center, The Tank, PEN World Voices, and BAM Next Wave, among others. 2016-17 Civilians R&D Lab, New Georges Affiliated Artist, Target Margin Theater Associated Artist, Clubbed Thumb 2017-18 Directing Fellow.
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