As digital theater, HUMANITY NEEDS DREAMERS: A VISIT WITH MARIE CURIE
invites audiences to meet Marie Curie as she recollects her quest to isolate two elements — polonium and radium. From her childhood in Poland to groundbreaking research in France, Marie Curie shares the struggles, failures and triumphs behind her scientific discoveries and remarkable collaboration with companion scientist and husband Pierre Curie. She was the first European woman to earn a doctorate in the sciences; the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize (for the discovery of radioactivity), the first woman to teach at the Sorbonne, and the first person to receive a second Nobel Prize (a feat not to be repeated for another 50 years).
Masterfully portrayed by living history scholar and former engineer Storysmith® Susan Marie Frontczak, the presentation is the cinematic version of her acclaimed one-woman show. This unique format breaks the digital fourth wall between live theater and film, scholar and performer, past and present.
Produced by STEM on Stage, Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie is part of an NSF-funded educational program in collaboration with Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM), NSF MRSEC DMR-2011750.
For more information, contact
Jen Myronuk, Producer, STEM on Stage, [email protected]