A staged reading with Tonic Theater Company
Monday, December 7, 2015, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Free and open to the public. Registration and photo ID required.
This performance contains adult language and content.
Moving Bodies chronicles the brilliant life of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Richard Feynman. From his role in the development of the atomic bomb to his controversial testimony at the investigation of the Challenger disaster, Feynman casts a long shadow across the worlds of physics and mathematics. Through playwright Arthur Giron’s eyes, we see how Feynman became one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century. The performance runs 1.5 hours and includes a 15 minute intermission. It is followed by a post-show discussion with Kurt Elftmann, Arthur Giron, Rachael Murray, and JD Talasek.
Giron is an educator and professional playwright. He was formerly head of the Graduate Playwriting Program at Carnegie Mellon University. His work was on Broadway last season, having co-written the book for the epic musical Amazing Grace. Giron's 15 plays are performed in the U.S. and abroad. Among them Emilie's Voltaire was awarded The Galileo Prize for dramas with science content. He is founder of Ensemble Studio Theater in New York, a theater dedicated to the development of new plays. He lives in New York City.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation commissioned Moving Bodies.
Playwright Arthur Giron
Directed by Rachael Murray
Produced by Kurt Elftmann, Artistic Director, Tonic Theater Company
Stage Manager Julie Smith
Featuring Nick DePinto, Drew Dicks, Ilona Dulaski, Liz Dutton, Kurt Elftmann, Michael Gabel, Brit Herring, Caitlin Partridge, and Laura Rocklyn
Photo: (left to right): Julian Schwinger (1918-1994), Richard Phillips Feynman (1918-1988), and Sin-itiro Tomanaga (1906-1979), 1962, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Image # 90-105 [SIA2008-0595], http://siarchives.si.edu/