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OCTG Theatre Awards Announces 2022 Nominees Photo OCTG Theatre Awards Announces 2022 Nominees
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2022

Nominees for the inaugural OC Theatre Awards were announced on Saturday, January 22, 2022 during OC Theatre Guild’s annual membership meeting. The awards ceremony has been scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at the outdoor amphitheater of the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton.

SILENT SKY Announced At Tacoma Little Theatre Photo SILENT SKY Announced At Tacoma Little Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 5, 2022

Tacoma Little Theatre begins the New Year with Silent Sky, by Lauren Gunderson and directed by pug Bujeaud. 

Blackfriars Theatre Opens The 21-22 Season With Two Productions In Rep Photo Blackfriars Theatre Opens The 21-22 Season With Two Productions In Rep
by Stephi Wild - Oct 8, 2021

Blackfriars Theatre returns to live, indoor performances this October with two beautiful and heart-warming productions to kick off its 72nd Season in downtown Rochester. Pretty Fire by Charlayne Woodard is a one-woman tour de force and is the recipient of the NAACP Theatre Awards for Best Play and Best Playwright.

SILENT SKY Will Be Performed Outdoors by Possum Point Players Next Month Photo SILENT SKY Will Be Performed Outdoors by Possum Point Players Next Month
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2021

Possum Point Players' new outdoor stage started with a hopeful rainbow, then became furnished as a Pennsylvania country house sunroom, and has now transitioned into a look into the vastness of the stars in the sky that wraps around our earth and stage. 'Silent Sky,' based on the life of pioneering female astronomer, Henrietta Leavitt, opens Friday, June 4, outdoors under the night sky at Possum Hall.

Possum Point Players Set Auditions For SILENT SKY Photo Possum Point Players Set Auditions For SILENT SKY
by Stephi Wild - Mar 20, 2021

Possum Point Players and director John Hulse, will hold auditions for the drama 'Silent Sky' Monday, March 29, and Tuesday, March 30; both auditions are at 6 pm in Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown.

Theatre Pro Rata Announces Encore Online Performance of SILENT SKY Photo Theatre Pro Rata Announces Encore Online Performance of SILENT SKY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 27, 2020

Theatre Pro Rata will offer a one-night-only, live-streaming, actors-only encore performance of the critically-acclaimed production of Silent Sky this Saturday. In keeping with directives from Governor Walz and health officials the actors will each be performing their roles their own homes to an audience gathered in cyber space.

Blackfriars Theatre Continues Its 70th Anniversary Season With SILENT SKY Photo Blackfriars Theatre Continues Its 70th Anniversary Season With SILENT SKY
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2020

Blackfriars Theatre's fifth show of its 70th Anniversary Season tells the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. Silent Sky is written by Lauren Gunderson, one of America's most produced living playwrights.

Ford's Theatre Society Announces Full Casting for Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY Photo Ford's Theatre Society Announces Full Casting for Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 11, 2019

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and the design team for Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, a captivating play based on the life of trail-blazing astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. The Ford's Theatre production is directed by Seema Sueko and features Laura C. Harris (Arena Stage's The Heiress, Signature Theatre's The Flick) as Henrietta Leavitt, Nora Achrati as Annie Jump Cannon, Emily Kester as Margaret Leavitt, Jonathan David Martin as Peter Shaw and Holly Twyford as Williamina Fleming. Performances are January 24 to February 23, 2020. A media performance is scheduled for January 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

BWW Review: SILENT SKY  at American Stage A Cosmic And Timeless Love Story, Where Pow Photo BWW Review: SILENT SKY at American Stage A Cosmic And Timeless Love Story, Where Powerful Women Take A Stance
by Drew Eberhard - Dec 2, 2019

An old fashioned hearing aid and a strong willed woman at its helm with dreams as big as the universe she wishes to discover is one of many centralized themes presented in this brilliant staging of Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky at American Stage Theatre. At the center of the stage two desk faced by numerous books on shelves in a workspace for women at Harvard University, where women are paid a mere .25 cents on the hour to a?oecomputea?? and manually log the patterns of stars in the galaxy given on glass plates by their male counterparts. At this point in Harvard's history women were not allowed to work alongside the men no matter their prior education or status. Men had their place, and women had theirs and men liked to make sure the women knew their place in the hierarchy. It was one women's dream to be credited amongst the likes of men in the Astrology department, and through sheer will power she set out to prove just that.

BWW Previews: SILENT SKY IS STORY OF FEMALE ASTRONOMERS at American Stage Photo BWW Previews: SILENT SKY IS STORY OF FEMALE ASTRONOMERS at American Stage
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Nov 18, 2019

During the holiday season, Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky opens at American Stage. Sometimes described as the Hidden Figures of astronomy, like Katherine Johnson in the 2017 movie, Henrietta Leavitt received little credit for her discovery.

BWW Review: SILENT SKY at Detroit Mercy Theatre Company is Unexpectedly Brilliant! Photo BWW Review: SILENT SKY at Detroit Mercy Theatre Company is Unexpectedly Brilliant!
by Katie Laban - Oct 23, 2019

Raise your hand if you have ever discovered something new, Googled it, found the Wikipedia page, which then made you go off on a flurry of related topics and suddenly time has just passed by? I'll raise both hands because I'm not ashamed to say that this happens to me often. Sunday was one of those days, all thanks to the fantastic production of Silent Sky at Detroit Mercy Theatre Company who educated me on Henrietta Leavitt. The Lauren Gunderson play is the fascinating true story about the 19th century astronomer who was hired to join a group of women a?oecomputersa?? and living in an age when women could neither vote nor express an original idea. Despite not being allowed to touch a telescope, Leavitt and her female colleagues at the Harvard Observatory made ground-breaking discoveries about the universe that remain vital more than a century later. The simplicity and elegance of this production of Silent Sky made the importance of Gunderson's words stand out to the audience and the cast of five worked seamlessly together to bring this impactful and moving production to life. It is a brilliant piece of Michigan theatre.

BWW Review: SILENT SKY at Des Moines Playhouse: Keep Looking Up Photo BWW Review: SILENT SKY at Des Moines Playhouse: Keep Looking Up
by DC Felton - Jun 1, 2019

Growing up, I was fascinated with space. I loved looking up and learning about the stars. I still find myself occasionally looking up at the beauty of the stars. Watching Lauren Gunderson's 'Silent Sky' at the Des Moines Playhouse, reminded me of that fascination I had as a kid. The show did that by telling an amazing story, and accenting it with beautiful music and images.

Evergreen Players Presents SILENT SKY Photo Evergreen Players Presents SILENT SKY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Evergreen Players presents 'Silent Sky' March 15 through April 7 at Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen, CO. Performances are Today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 Adults; $20 students/seniors (60+), Youth (12 and under) $15 by calling 303-674-4934 or online at www.evergreenplayers.org. Group discounts are also available.

Evergreen Players Presents SILENT SKY Photo Evergreen Players Presents SILENT SKY
by Stephi Wild - Feb 22, 2019

Evergreen Players presents 'Silent Sky' March 15 through April 7 at Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen, CO. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 Adults; $20 students/seniors (60+), Youth (12 and under) $15 by calling 303-674-4934 or online at www.evergreenplayers.org. Group discounts are also available.

Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY Shines A Light On Female Astronomers Photo Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY Shines A Light On Female Astronomers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

The play's director Claudia Billings says 'Gunderson in the most exciting playwright working today. She has made it her career focus to bring the stories of women who didn't get the recognition they deserved - to the forefront. The script has found huge success across the nation since it's release in 2011. We are beyond excited to bring it to the Las Cruces area. With NMSU's rich history and research in Astronomy, we feel like this is the perfect story to tell.'

Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY Shines A Light On Female Astronomers Photo Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY Shines A Light On Female Astronomers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

The play's director Claudia Billings says 'Gunderson in the most exciting playwright working today. She has made it her career focus to bring the stories of women who didn't get the recognition they deserved - to the forefront. The script has found huge success across the nation since it's release in 2011. We are beyond excited to bring it to the Las Cruces area. With NMSU's rich history and research in Astronomy, we feel like this is the perfect story to tell.'

Photo Flash: First Look at SILENT SKY At NMSU Photo Photo Flash: First Look at SILENT SKY At NMSU
by Julie Musbach - Feb 19, 2019

Astronomer Henrietta Leavitt trades the comforts of her rural home for a job at the Harvard Observatory in Massachusetts. Her ambition leaves both her family and her new colleagues (women known simply as "computers") perplexed. But with a single discovery, their views of themselves, each other, and the universe itself will be upended for all time. An incredible story of bold love, boundless determination, and the vast grandeur of the cosmos-an unparalleled treat for the heart, mind, and senses.

Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY Shines A Light On Female Astronomers Photo Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY Shines A Light On Female Astronomers
by Julie Musbach - Feb 19, 2019

The play's director Claudia Billings says 'Gunderson in the most exciting playwright working today. She has made it her career focus to bring the stories of women who didn't get the recognition they deserved - to the forefront. The script has found huge success across the nation since it's release in 2011. We are beyond excited to bring it to the Las Cruces area. With NMSU's rich history and research in Astronomy, we feel like this is the perfect story to tell.'

BWW Previews: Sinclair Theatre presents
Women Astronomers story with SILENT SKY Photo BWW Previews: Sinclair Theatre presents Women Astronomers story with SILENT SKY
by Jenni Cypher - Jan 23, 2019

Sinclair Theatre will present SILENT SKY, February 8-16 in its Black Box Theatre, Building 2, on the downtown Dayton campus.

BWW Review: SILENT SKY at East Lynne Theater Company Photo BWW Review: SILENT SKY at East Lynne Theater Company
by Donna Marie Nowak - Oct 9, 2018

SILENT SKY at East Lynne Theater Company is brilliant look at the big picture fueled by one woman's impassioned curiosity. It is the story of Henrietta Leavitt who helped determine the vastness and depth of the universe in an age when women at Harvard College Observatory, where she worked, were not even allowed to look through the telescope.

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