More Info: Unexpected Theatre
Created as a response to former Harvard President Lawrence Summers’ now-infamous suggestion that women are less represented than men in the sciences because of innate gender differences, Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze is a true-life tale that offers a humorous, scathing, insightful, and ultimately uplifting look at the challenges of being a professional woman in a male-dominated field.
Over the course of the 75-minute solo show, writer/performer and “recovering mathematician” Gioia De Cari brings to life more than 30 characters in a hilarious and deeply touching performance that has earned raves from critics and stirred audiences to standing ovations. After its premiere at the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival, where it received the Overall Excellence Award for Best Solo Show, Truth Values has played to sold out runs in New York, Boston, and San Francisco.
This special engagement is sponsored by the UI Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Department.
University of Iowa Co-sponsors include the College of Education; College of Engineering; Department of Gender, Women’s, & Sexuality Studies; Department of Mathematics; Department of Physics and Astronomy; Department of Rhetoric; Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science; Department of Theatre Arts; Division of Student Life; Graduate College; Obermann Center for Advanced Studies; Office of the Provost; Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development; University Libraries; and Women’s Resource & Action Center.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the College of Engineering, Jacquett C. Wade, Interim Director, Women in Science and Engineering in advance at 319-335-3511.