STAGE — Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration — is a laboratory embedded within a science and engineering institute devoted to collaborations among scientists and artists. Specifically, it is at the helm of one of six core research themes that of "Arts, Sciences and Technology," at the University of Chicago's nascent Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME).
The STAGE Lab's distinct research focuses on creating and developing new theatre and film work inspired by science and technology. Technology is integrated into the staging of our plays as a vital part of telling the story, not just for special effect. Rather than science lectures disguised as plays, these are emotionally engaging, entertaining stories. It's these visceral experiences that have an enduring impact, capturing the public's attention and stimulating interest in science and technology.