Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration

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Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration (STAGE) was created in 2005 to encourage collaboration between artists and scientists. Originally, it began as a partnership between the Professional Artists Lab and the California NanoSystems Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. STAGE, which is housed at California NanoSystems Institute, hosts a biennial international script competition and a Collaboratory.[1]

The founder and director of STAGE is Nancy Kawalek, a Studio Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.[2]

Script Competition[edit]

The STAGE International Script Competition awards a $10,000 prize to the best new play about science and technology.[3]

Past Judges[edit]

A panel of artists and scientists serve as jurors for each cycle of the competition.[4] Judges have included

Past winners[edit]

Playwrights who have won the competition include

  • Jamie Pachino for Splitting Infinity[5]
  • Elyse Singer for Frequency Hopping[6]
  • Anna Ziegler for Photograph 51[7]
  • Craig Baxter for The Altruists[8]

The Collaboratory[edit]

In 2009, STAGE launched The Collaboratory, an artistic laboratory for the development of theatrical works that have a multi-media component and that feature science and technology. The first play being created in The Collaboratory is The Brain Project.[9]

The Brain Project[edit]

Participants of The Brain Project include


  1. ^ "STAGE". Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Film and Media Studies:Nancy Kawalek". Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Matt Kettmann. "Third Annual Playwriting Competition Puts Science on the Stage". Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tony, Olivier, Pulitzer & Nobel Winners to Judge International Script Competition in 2010". Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Science Friday Video: Splitting Infinity". Science Friday. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Frequency Hopping". Hourglass Group. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Gordon Cox (5 August 2008). "Anna Ziegler wins Stage competition". Variety. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Awards and Prizes". American Theatre. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "STAGE Collaboratory". Retrieved 25 October 2011. 

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