The very cool people at SciArt Center interviewed me for their magazine. Many thanks to them! Here’s the link:
As many of you know, I’ve been working on a new solo show – I’m mashing up chaos theory with a Trump voter, an evangelical Christian, a closeted lesbian country singer and her antifa punk daughter to ask, “How did we get here???”
Next up! Another reading of this play-in-progress, this time at Dixon Place:
When: February 26, 7:30 pm
Where: 161A Chrystie Street, NYC – in the Lounge
Cost: Donations – we’ll pass the hat
Details: More info.
The video from our NASA/Library of Congress gig is up already! We did 3 performances for this symposium on astrobiology and synthetic biology. The entire video includes all of the amazing scientists and researchers… if you just want to check out our performances, they are at: 1:07:50; 4:42:32; and 6:52:30. Enjoy!!
I’m excited to announce the development of a new solo show! I’m mashing up chaos theory with Trump voters, punk rockers and lesbian country singers in a show that uses the Butterfly Effect (and more) to explore alternate histories – and futures.
Dates: Fridays, 8pm, Oct 13, 20 & 27
Saturdays, 8pm, Oct 14 & 21
Sundays, 2pm, Oct 15, 22 & 29
Location: Wow Cafe Theatre, 59-61 E 4th St #4, New York, NY 10003. Buzzer #6 (The theatre is on the 4th floor)
…to perform at an upcoming Symposium on Astrobiology! This will be in DC at the Library of Congress, Sept 28, and it’s open to the public. See more on the even here.
The invitation came from the NASA Blumberg Chair of Astrobiology, Dr. Luis Campos, who has seen my science-themed work in other venues. We are looking at doing 3 short performances during the day of presentations from MIT, Harvard and NASA on astrobiology and synthetic biology. We are especially looking at a couple of my podcasts for this -“I Am Life” and “Extinction/Recovery Voicestra”. Which means Benu, my brilliant colleague who is a rapper and vocal sound FX master, is coming too!
I’ll also probably create a new piece for the day as well.
If you’re in the DC area, drop by!
So looking forward to the staged reading of my latest show, “Queerly Single in a Chaotic Universe” – I’m mashing up chaos theory, messing with Trump voters! Featuring characters such as a country singer, a punk rocker, and an astrobiologist – and more. Join us! Monday, July 10, Dixon Place – 161 Chrystie Street, NYC. 7:30. http://dixonplace.org/performances/queerly-single-in-a-chaotic-universe/
Yesterday was Endangered Species Day. This is a great time to think about how humans have affected other life forms on this planet. In short: we have not been very good to them! Life has existed on this planet for 3.8 billion years, and in that time, there have been extinction periods. However, in all that time, scientists have found that there have been 5 major extinction periods. These were caused by global climate change, meteor or comet impacts, massive volcanic activity and other reasons.
Today, however, humans have entered into the fray. Due to climate change, pollution, and the purposeful destruction of habitats, we humans have triggered the 6th major extinction period of life on this planet.
Get involved! We all need to be lobbying our law makers to protect endangered species. The Defenders of Wildlife have a great summary of what we can do: http://www.defendersblog.org/2017/05/dont-let-today-last-celebration-endangered-species-day/
Humans can be a force for good in the world! Get involved today.
What was life like for mammals during the dinosaur era? I explore this in my latest podcast. Check it out: https://jenniferjoyonline.com/podcasts. Enjoy!
Check out our latest podcast on evolution! Wherein we ask the question, “Is competition the only driver for evolution?” And answer with bad French accents and NASCAR metaphors. Enjoy!