First Light Festival

Thursday, Mar 4, 2021 at 3:00pm

New York, NY 10001

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Since 1998, The Est/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science and Technology Project Has Developed Hundreds Of New Plays That Question And Broaden The View Of Science In The Popular Imagination. Each Play’s Life Onstage Begins With The First Light Festival, An Annual Presentation Of New Readings, Workshops, And Productions. Share A First Look At Our Newest Projects During This Season’s First Light Festival. All Readings Are Free To Attend, But Reservations Are Highly Encouraged.

3.00-5.00 pm Smart

Written By Mary Elizabeth Hamilton

When Called To Fix A Virtual Home Assistant, A Tech Support Worker Becomes Infatuated With Her Client. Smart Examines The Real Life Implications Of Our Virtual Interactions.

Mary Elizabeth Hamilton Was A Lila Acheson Wallace Fellow At The Juilliard School And A Jerome New York Fellow At The Lark. She Has Participated In The O’neill Theater Conference, Est/Youngblood, I-73, New Georges’ The Jam, And Play Penn. Mary Holds Her Mfa In Playwriting From The University Of Iowa. Her Play 16 Winters Won The American Shakespeare Center’s New Contemporaries Award. She Has Developed Work With Clubbed Thumb, Rattlestick, Studio Theater, Est, And Page 73. She Was A Story Editor On The Television Show "Why Women Kill" And Is Developing A Tv Pilot With Amc. Mary Is A Resident Playwright With New Dramatist And Lives In Brooklyn With Her Daughter.   

This virtual reading will be held on the Zoom platform

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