2012-2013 Science Playwriting Competition

First prize: Trust Territory by Robert Crease

Second prize: Entanglement by Les Hunter

Third prize (tie): Effect Size by Heather-Ayn Indelicato, Discontinuities by Bryan J. Field

Honorable Mention: With Strings Attached by Luca Mazzucato, The Garden Gnome Extraction by Faisal Qayum and Christopher Miao.

Bringing science and theatre together can provide the inspiration for a play of exceptional artistic merit and lead to exciting new ways of learning about science.  Indeed, we believe the best science plays can be great works of art because of the science they contain and great educational tools because of their artistic value.  The competition called for ten-minute plays with a substantial science component. Special consideration was given to plays about physics and mathematics. This contest was open to all Stony Brook University students, faculty and staff.



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A public staged reading of the winning entries will be performed on April 10, 2013

Reception at 6 pm, Performances begin at 6:30 pm


6:00 pm Reception (featuring the classical guitar renderings of Yijiao Liu)

6:30 pm Effect Size

6:45 pm Discontinuities

7 pm  Entanglement

7:15 pm Trust Territory

The competition was made possible by the generous support of the Simons Center, the C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, the SBU Department of Theatre Arts and the National Science Foundation.