First ever staged reading of CHARLES AND EMMA

Thanks to Tracy Day and Brian Greene for giving me the opportunity to talk about my CHARLES AND EMMA to a great audience at THE WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL.

And a special thanks to Jessica Benko, who organized it all, and who got  three terrific teens to do the reading.
This is us rehearsing. In this photo are, from left, Ghavin Deonarain, who was a fantastic CHARLES DARWIN (and also Dr. Robert Darwin), Janille Jumalon, who was a perfect EMMA DARWIN, Victor, who was sitting in during rehearsal and helped us pronounce quod erat demonstradum, and Diana Cheung, our fearless leader and narrator.Read more

Science and God

We went to the gala opening for the World Science Festival Wednesday night at Lincoln Center. I went sort of kicking and dragging my heels–mostly because I had to put on heels–real shoes and real clothes. When you work at home and it’s time to go out in the evening to something like that, the mind boggles. What do real people wear to work? Or after work? (By the way, we went with friends to hear Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble outside Lincoln Center the night before. No real clothes needed then.)

But the gala was great–they got me right away.Read more