Hiding in plain sight in the science labs, grappling over civilization’s greatest challenges are Young Nerds of Color. Some speak with the poetry of wise sages, others subvert the establishment with renegade ways, and, finally, there are rock stars whose ideas flow like jazz improvisation – all changing the world like a bolt of lightning illuminating the night sky. If knowledge is power, their powers make them superheroes. Playwright Melinda Lopez weaves together over 60 interviews with scientists from the most underrepresented backgrounds – with original music by Nona Hendryx – amplifying the rich harmonies, breaking down boundaries and showing us what is possible.
The Brit d’Arbeloff Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Production
Produced by Underground Railway@Central Square Theater
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Central Conversation for Young Nerds of Color
- Melinda Lopez Arranger
- Dawn M. Simmons Director
- Kortney Adams* Marvela Haynes and Ann Harper-Jones
- Karina Beleno Carney Dr. Maria Hernandez
- Lindsey McWhorter* Portia Long
- James Ricardo Milord* Dr. Jim Gates and Dr. DJ Thomas
- Daniel Rios, Jr.* Reinaldo Herrera and DC Lopez
- Alison Yueming Qu Chloe Chen
- Ricardo Engermann Understudy: Dr. Jim Gates, DJ Thomas, Reinaldo Herrera & DC Lopez
- Lorraine Kanyike Understudy: Portia Long, Marvela Haynes & Ann Harper-Jones
- Carla Mirabal Rodríguez Understudy: Dr. Maria Hernandez