Science news meets science fiction in Phinney-based theater troupe’s “Centrifuge”

by | Apr 2, 2022

Two rarely mixed elements, science and theatre, are set to collide on stage next week. Phinney Ridge-based Mirror Stage – an organization that uses the power of storytelling to challenge assumptions, bias and prejudice – is engaged in an experiment in creativity and flexibility as randomly selected teams are tasked with creating ten-minute plays in just five days.

What happens when you mix science writers and theatre artists? You get the hilarious, yet educational, festival of short plays known as “Centrifuge.”

The Managing Artistic Director of Mirror Stage, Suzanne M. Cohen, will be directing. Mirror Stage Board Member, Angie Bolton, will be acting. They will randomly pair playwrights and science writers to create a 10-minute play based on a hot science news topic.

Directors and actors will be randomly picked for each play, and the plays are rehearsed, costumed, designed and built in five days. It’s fast, it’s fun and as one audience member said “That’s the way I like to learn about science!” Our prediction? It is going to be a seriously fun night. See you there!

What: Infinity Box Theatre Project presents “Centrifuge”
Where: Theatre Off Jackson in Seattle’s International District
When: 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, April 8th and 9th
More information at https://infinitybox.org

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