Co-sponsored by the LSU College of Science, the LSU School of Theatre, and the LSU Office of Research and Economic Development, the LSU SciArt New Play Festival will feature staged readings of plays juried from a nationwide call for submissions of plays where science is an extensive part of the story.
The Relativity Series presents science as a thoroughly human endeavor, bringing to life the people and stories behind the research and invention which shapes and changes our world.
As Tactix, an environmental tech company, sits on the verge of its next round of funding, founder and CEO Sarah Boyd must preserve through a late night interview with a particularly tough reporter and the waffling of her CTO.
The Science Play Festival takes place each year in late winter or early spring. It’s a one-weekend series of readings of plays about science, combined with audience discussion and also including science-related events.
On April 20, 2010, the massive DEEPWATER HORIZON oil rich, leased by BP and owned and operated by Transocean, exploded and burned off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11 workers and triggering the largest oil spill in history.
The annual Science Play Festival at Christopher Newport University is a two-day event that celebrates science plays. Including keynote speakers, presentations, staged readings, and talkbacks, the festival showcases interdisciplinary works that can be enjoyed by both students and scholars.
Emma Phelps is a paleoclimatologist, focusing on ice in Greenland. In drilling and studying ice core samples, she sees firsthand the symptoms of our changing planet, which makes the need to act all the more crucial and urgent.
When the speaker addresses the audience, he/she describes the loneliness of our world. The speaker argues that with unity, we can save the world.
The speaker of this one-person show addresses the audiences and asks them to applaud after each environmental disaster that he discusses.
When a young Gill is given three minutes to present his request for funds, he does not expect to be met by a Yangtze Finless Dolphin and a Cross River Gorilla. These two endangered species come as characters in Litwalk’s inspirational piece.
A father reminisces over the memories he made with his son figuring out jigsaw puzzles. While the father completes the puzzle, he realizes that there is a solution to the mass of pieces, just as there is a solution to save our planet.
Mother Earth watches over a young woman as she sleeps. Unfortunately, Mother Earth has aged immensely due to the actions of humans. When the young woman wakes up, Mother Earths begs her to take care[…]
Through this one-person show, the speaker is addressing Tuna. He/She is talking in the distant future, after we have over-fished tuna to the point of extinction.
Through this play, a story of a mother and child is revealed to us. This young boy is carrying a disease that destroys the environment around him and his mother is unsure of how to[…]
Home/Range proves to be a rather unique play in its effort to highlight the difference between indigenous and invasive species.
As a young brides prepares for her wedding, she uses crumpled newspapers as a replacement for flowers. She does this because she believes that one-time use items are destroying our global environment.
This play follows a set of characters in a Ugandan village struggling with drought and crop loss. These characters are compared to two young women living in a busy city that complain about the constant[…]
When a families’ leather factory is shutdown by the EPA, the husband struggles to find hope. Meanwhile, the wife understands that shutting down the factory means protecting the beetles and for her, that’s important.
After a recent trip to Beirut, a young woman questions how sea level increases and saltwater intrusion will change the quality of life for coastal communities all over the World.
Two women must evacuate their tribal land in Papa New Guinea because all water sources have been depleted. If they do not leave, the water company will force them out.
In a small Pakistani village, locals fight to save a Peepal Tree. This religious tree has brought together followers of the Buddhist religion for generations; however, city workers have come to cut it down.
This play opens with a controller addressing a group of citizens regarding their ability to solve a Rubik’s Cube within a five-minute time frame. The repercussions of not solving the cube will be droughts and[…]
Pat and Harper, two frogs, stare at their pond and wonder whether it will ever be as healthy as it once was. They understand that pollution has led to the creation of algal blooms and[…]
The play opens with a thought monologue of Michael describing his day in class where he was told that humans will not live past the year 2030 due to environmental degradation and pollution.
Parker enters Ames house, cussing about President Trump for his EPA budget cuts. These cuts have laid him and thirteen other employees off, but they also represent the loss of hope for institutional combats to[…]
This play is set in a drought stricken, African village. Debra has just returned from a foraging trip for baobab fruit but has unfortunately returned with nothing.
Kevin, a Native American Indian, is extremely proud of his gas-guzzling SUV that he has named, “The Big Chief”. He crosses paths with a biker whom seems to do be doing nothing wrong.
Val and Mitchell match on a dating site and decide to meet up at a local diner. Val quickly jumps into the discussion of global warming and sustainability.
This play forms a relationship between the effects of climate change and the way in which two lovers are dealing with those effects.
A husband and wife sit on their large sofa discussing plans for their upcoming weekend venture to a beach island. The husband informs the wife that the trip must be cancelled due to island flooding,[…]