Friday, October 2, 2015

Oct 15-17: Thought Experiments on the Question of Being Human: Genetics and Synthetic Biology

Thought Experiments on the Question of Being Human: Genetics and Synthetic Biology

October 15, 16, 17 & 18 
Ethnic Cultural Theatre, 3940 Brooklyn Ave. NE

Four plays examining the impact of genetics and synthetic biology on what it means to be human - each created by a playwright/scientist team. Each evening includes staged readings of all four plays, followed by scientist-led conversation that explores the questions and issues raised by the plays.

"Editors" by Holly Arsenault, directed by Susanna Burney and advised by Andrew Scharenberg (UW Immunology)
"Nature's Frivolity" by Kelly Mak, directed by Roy Arauz and advised by Eric Klavins (UW EE)
"Anomie" by Courtney Meaker, directed by Teresa Thuman and advised by Rob Carlson (Bioeconomy Capital)
"Solace" by Bryan Willis, directed by Tyrone Brown and advised by Jennifer Nemhauser (UW Biology)

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 pm; Sunday 2:00 pm
Tickets: $10 general; $5 students, seniors, TPS
ASL interpreted performance, Saturday, October 17th.