Yasmeen, a Muslim-American teenager in the Bronx, meets with her teacher Dr. Royston, a mysterious scientist forced to teach high school biology. If she salvages her perfect score, she can claim her independence: pursue her passion for science while honoring her cultural traditions. An unlikely, inspired partnership is created, investigating adolescent romantic love. Clashes arise out of their conflicts over religion, science, and mentorship as both teacher’s and student’s lives are transformed forever.
A Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Production
- Laura Maria Censabella playwright
- Shana Gozansky director
Building A Bridge: Love and Learning on the Way to Paradise
Learn more about Laura Maria Censabella‘s process and research in writing Paradise.
A Letter from Shana Gozansky, Director of Paradise
Learn why Shana views Paradise as a “haven”.