Virologist Nathan Wolfe, named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World for his work tracking viral pandemics, has hunted viruses from the jungles of Cameroon to the basement of the CDC. Hear his story--presented as cinematic digital theatre--as he tracks the threats that come from without and within. A blazingly intelligent, wryly witty and warm look at the thrill of discovery, whether it's a new virus or the treasures of your own family.
MTC Playwright in Residence Lauren Gunderson returns with a time-jumping tale based on the life and work of Nathan Wolfe (who also happens to be her husband). An interactive deep dive into the profundities of scientific exploration and the harrowing realities of facing your own mortality, The Catastrophist is a world premiere theatrical experience built of and for this moment in time.
World Premiere Digital Co-Production with Round House Theatre.
Enhance your enjoyment of the play with a free talkback July 14!
Enjoy a fascinating talkback on Wednesday, July 14 at 5pmPT/8pmET with the playwright, director Jasson Minadakis, performer William DeMerritt, the subject of the play Nathan Wolfe, and moderator Kendell Pinkney. Presented by the Hendel Center for Ethics and Justice at JTS in partnership with Marin Theatre Company and Round House Theatre, this discussion explores the themes of Judaism in The Catastrophist, and the play's surprising intersections with issues of justice and racial equality. Register for the talkback here: https://www.jtsa.edu/the-catastrophist
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