Please Note: This was the staged reading of the play. Please follow this link for the April/May 2018 world premiere.
The Women Who Mapped the Stars
directed by Jessica Ernst
stage managed by Naomi Ibasitas
Mina: Becca Lewis
Antonia: Bridgette Hayes
Henrietta: Sarah Oakes Muirhead*
Annie: Christine Hamel*
Cecilia: Caroline Lawton*
Stage Directions read by Lee Mikeska Gardner*
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
The untold story of the women who shone a new light on the universe.
Treat yourself to a sneak peek of a collaboration between the Nora Theatre Company and Poet’s Theatre, directed by Poet Theatre‘s Artistic Associate Jessica Ernst. The Women Who Mapped The Stars will be part of our 2017-18 Season.
Late 1800s, Harvard College Observatory. “Computers” – women employed for half a man’s salary to analyze astronomic data — show us that the universe is larger than we ever dreamed. The thrilling story of five women who changed the way astronomers saw the universe – from scientist to scientist and generation to generation. The Women Who Mapped the Stars, a world premiere by Joyce Van Dyke, is the untold story of brave women in science who paved the way for previously impossible advances in astronomy.