First Light Festival

Monday, Mar 29, 2021 at 3:00pm

Online
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 Good Hair

Written By Phaedra Michelle Scott

Told Through Three Timelines, Good Hair Tangles Together The Lives Of Women And The Central Question: Does The Cost Of Beauty Outweigh The Proof Of Science?

Phaedra Michelle Scott Is A Playwright And Dramaturg Based In New York City. Her Play, Diaspora! Was A Commissioned Work Through Speakeasy Stages’s The Boston Project. She Is A Past Resident At Space On Ryder Farm For Her Play Plantation Black, And Is Currently A Member Of The Obie Award-Winning Playwriting Ensemble, Youngblood At Ensemble Studio Theater And Pipeline Theater Company’s Playlab. Currently, She Is Developing Her Newest Play Good Hair, Recipient Of The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant.  She Has Been An Arts And Culture Journalist For Wbur, Boston’s Npr Station; A Content Developer At The Uss Constitution Museum Where She Made Maritime History Accessible Through Storytelling And Media. She Is The Resident Dramaturg Of New Harmony Project. Scott Has Received A Bly Creative Capacity Grant For Her Work As Dramaturg For Black Theater Commons As Well As The Recipient Of The Frederick Douglass Fellowship For Her Research On August Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle. She Is A Crocheter, Horror Fan And Obscure History Enthusiast. She/Her/Hers. Www.Phaedrascott.Com

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 virtual reading will be held on the Zoom platform

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