First Light Festival

Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 at 3:00pm

Ensemble Studio Theatre
545 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019

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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 Las Borinqueñas

Written By Nelson Diaz-Marcano

This Is The Story Of The First Birth Control Pill Mass Trial And The Puerto Rican Women That Served As Tribute For The Miracle To Occur.

Nelson Diaz-Marcano Is A Puerto Rican Nyc-Based Theater Maker, Activist, And Community Leader Whose Mission Is To Create Work That Challenges And Builds Community. His Plays Have Been Developed By Clubbed Thumb, The Lark, Vision Latino Theater Company, Milagro Theatre, The William Inge Theatre Festival, Classical Theatre Of Harlem, And The Parsnip Ship, Among Others. He Currently Serves As The Literary Manager For The Latinx Playwright Circle And As The Community Outreach Coordinator For Atlantic Theater Company, As Well As Being A Member Of The Clubbed Thumb Writer’s Group. Recent Credits Include The Diplomats (Random Acts Chicago), Paper Towels (Intar), Misfit, America (Hunter Theatre Company), I Saw Jesus In Toa Baja (Conch Shell Productions), And World Classic (Jayuya Theatre).

Throughout The First Light Festival, We Are Advocating For An Exciting Non-Profit Organization Called Black Girls Do Stem. Support Them With A Gift, If You Can!

Black Girls Do Stem Is A Diversifying Innovation, Empowering Black Girls To Achieve Equitable Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Representation. By Creating A Culturally Unique Learning Space, We Give Room For Cognitive And Mental Resilience. This Lends To Development Of A Stem Mindset And Belief In Their Stem Capability, While Placing Positive Role Models Who Look Like Them Right In Their Path. Through Our Core Values Of Scholarship, Training, Empowerment (Equity), And Mentorship, We Trigger Curiosity In The Minds Of Black Girls Building Confidence, Skills, And The Future Stem Workforce.

This reading is being presented By Invitation only.

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