Monday, August 8, 2011

Story League Presents "The Politics of Science"

This Story League show on Thursday is bound to be a winner…I saw one of the stories told in draft form, and it was hilarious and horrifying and thought-provoking.  I still can’t get it out of my head.  Now you’re curious…indulge that curiosity!  And see below for a special ticket discount.

(You can go here for details about my storytelling debut.)

The Politics of Science: A Story League / The Story Collider Co-Production
Thursday, August 11 · 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Artisphere - The Dome Theater
1101 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA

NYC's The Story Collider and D.C.'s Story League join forces to bring scientists, comedians, and others onstage for one night to tell true-life stories (some funny, some harrowing) about what happens when science collides with politics (from the personal to the global).

Story League co-founder S.M. Shrake reports: "It really is going to be a fantastic show. We've got a stellar lineup with at least three PhD's including Adam Ruben, at least one Moth slam winner (Ben Lillie), locals as well as people coming down from New York and Los Angeles to tell eight (8) big-bang stories about things like trying to teach evolution in a yeshiva school, the bad idea of making friends with lab monkeys, losing (?) the debate on whether DNA exists, and winning over Michelle Obama."

Adam Ruben (DC Improv, Science Magazine)
R. Douglas Fields (author of The Other Brain)
Caitlin Brodnick (Mimsy, Upright Citizens Brigade)
Ben Lillie (The Story Collider, TED)
Chuck Na
Guy Schaffer (
Susanna Speier (The Huffington Post, Scientific American)
Jason Pittman (Nat'l Science Teachers Assoc. "Early Educator of the Year")

(Secret hint:  include this special discount code to get $3 off: scidisco (all lowercase). A box will appear under the list of boxes, saying "COUPON $7.00." You’ve just saved three bucks!!)

Doors open at 7:30. CafeBar will be open in the lobby before and during the show for your refreshment.

Artisphere, voted "Best New Venue" in 2010 by the Washington City Paper, is just two blocks from Rosslyn Metro (Blue/Orange lines) and the Circulator bus that leaves from Dupont Circle. There is also free parking (with validation).


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