Tuesday 27 September 2022 from 6pm to 7pm Thursday 29 September 2022 from 6pm to 7pm Friday 30 September 2022 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm Saturday 1 October 2022 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Stir-Fried Science: a science comedy sketch show featuring local scientists
Are black holes newsworthy? Should menus tell the unvarnished truth?
Three performers play a variety of characters in comic sketches, stand-up, and songs in the latest science comedy show Stir-fried Science from theatre group Dramatis Scientificae who “help working scientists share their experiences and their research, through narrative, theatre and film.”
It is a cornucopia of science, comedy, music and a smidgen of philosophy with guest appearances each night by local scientists from fields ranging from astronomy, physics, psychology, and bioengineering.
The performers are: Michele Conyngham, Patrick Trumper and Alison Carlson.
Local guest scientists include Drs Saoirse Connor Desai, Theo ten Brummelaar, Gerard van Belle, Alessandro Tuniz, and PhD candidate Sing-Young Chen.
Directed by Margie McCrae.
Stir-fried Science is supported by the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS) at UNSW, National Science Week and Inspiring Australia.
While designed for an adult audience, it is family-friendly.
Reviews from previous shows:
“...many moments of laugh out loud humour…. a thought-provoking and entertaining night out.” _theclothesline.com.au (Adelaide Fringe)
“Michele Conyngham, Phil Dooley and Patrick Trumper add a healthy lashing of comedy to the [scientific] mix.” itellyouwhatithink.com (Melbourne, 2020)
“Each scientist spoke eloquently and shed light on areas of science that are considered controversial in easy-to-understand language.” Theatretravels.org (Sydney Fringe, 2019)
“This is a brilliant and entertaining hero’s journey through science, beliefs, fact, dogma and scepticism in the best sense of that word.” Professor Matthew England, Climate Change Research Centre.
“A highly entertaining night of science musical theatre. Mixes silliness with serious food for thought in carefully calibrated measures.” Dr Subho Banerjee, former Science Policy Deputy Secretary, Australian Government.
“A great play that addresses contemporary issues in society.” Professor Graham Durant, Director of Questacon, Canberra.