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2019/2020 Playwriting Competition – Staged Readings, Thursday April 2

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics and the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Science Playwriting Competition. Stony Brook University is at the forefront in finding new and interesting channels for the dissemination of scientific knowledge. By bringing science and theatre together, this competition has aimed to find new ways of teaching, learning, and thinking. Science plays are an excellent tool for explaining difficult concepts to the general public, and these same concepts may provide out-of-the-box inspiration to writers. This competition provides an outlet for scientists and playwrights to go beyond the bounds of their normal ways of thinking, spark their imagination, and synthesize a new experience for all. Playwrights from all over the world have submitted 10-minute plays with strong components of science and theatricality. Selecting winners in this year’s competition was especially difficult due both to the large number of submissions and to the high quality of most of the entries.

A staged reading of the winning plays will take place on Thursday April 2nd at 5:30pm in the Simons Center Della Pietra Family Auditorium (room 103). Reception from 5:00-5:30pm in the Simons Center Lobby.

The First Prize of $500 goes to Amanda Keating for her play ‘With Fellowship’  
The Second Prize of $200 goes to Joshua Cohen for his play ‘Indeterminate’
The Third Prize of $100 goes to Alec Toller for his play ‘All You Ever Wanted’

Honorable Mentions go to:

Bara Swain for her play ‘Queen of Carbon’
And Rex McGregor for his play ‘Table in the Air’

Congratulations to all of the 2019 winners!