Talks Progress Administration: The Time-Traveling Brain
21 Clinton St.
212-228-2100 Price: $15
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Featuring Paula Croxson
Directed by Mark Kennedy-McClellan
Memories of individual moments can allow us to travel into the past and imagine the future. Could they also be what make us human?
The Talks Progress Administration (TPA) is a mad science experiment on stage – we’re pairing academic lecturers with theater directors to see what they’ll make together. The TPA is combining intellectual entertainment, creative discourse, and interactive storytelling like you’ve never seen before. What would happen if Bill Nye got cast in Sleep No More, if Jane Goodall sat down for tea with Brecht, or if Stephen Hawking wrote a new Hamilton-inspired rock opera? We don’t know, but we sure as hell can’t wait to find out.
For The Time-Traveling Brain, Paula Croxson (Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine) digs deep into her research to hunt for clues, document crime scenes, and push forward the frontiers of science to find what makes episodic memory unique. The performance is directed by Mark Kennedy-McClellan.
Paula Croxson is a neuroscientist, musician and open water swimmer. She is an Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she runs a lab researching how complex autobiographical life memories work — and how they fail. Paula received an M.A. from the University of Cambridge and a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford before moving to New York. She is also the flautist in alternative rock band Marlowe Grey and nerdy rock band Pavlov’s Dogz.
The TPA is a collaboration between The Story Collider and Caveat, and is supported by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science. Additional support provided by Yeshiva University.Buy tickets/get more info now