5 February 2019

Science theatre can be an effective way to engage people in science and encourage debate about contested topics rooted in science. Also, researchers around the world are interested in the use of science theatre (and other science-art linkages) as tools for science communication. That is why we produced a short piece of science theatre to perform during the ‘SciCOM 100 conference’ that took place during November 2018 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Watch a video recording of this five-minute play.

The original (longer) script was writer by Italian science communication scholar Massimiano Bucchi, but we have shortened it and adapted the text to reflect local issues. Kyle Seccona plays the role of ‘society’, Carla Smith is ‘science’ and Lara Hattingh is the mediator.