"Einstein's Wife" ran March 5-12, 2020 at ATLAS Performing Arts Center, before being truncated by the COVID pandemic. It featured Sasha Olinick as Albert Einstein and Cecilia Auerswald as Mileva. Einstein's theory of relativity revolutionized modern science and his name became synonymous with genius. Lesser known is the story of Mileva Maric, the physicist, mathematician, and fellow student at Zurich Polytechnic who was Einsteinís first wife. As recently discovered personal correspondence suggests, Mileva contributed substantially to his scientific success yet received no professional credit. In this gripping production, Serbian playwright Snezena Gnjidic and English translator Milena Trobozic Garfield present a thoughtful portrait of the coupleís tumultuous relationship and her role in developing his ground-breaking ideas. What started as a scientific team eventually was derailed by motherhood and a world not prepared for women's professional achievements. "Einsteinís Wife" explores the life of a gifted woman living in the shadow of a brilliant man. More information available at Einstein's Wife

"Surfacing" ran September 12-29, 2019 at ATLAS Performing Arts Center. It featured Nichole Chimere, Christine Jacobs, and Greg Ongao. Written by Austrian playwright Julya Rabinowich and translated into English by Karin Rosnizeck, the play features three characters (A, B, and C): a female refugee (A) who is hiding underground, a kidnap victim (B) locked in a basement, and a young man (C) imprisoned in his own home due to the threat of blood revenge. Each is trapped and unable to surface or take part in everyday life. The production explores their mental states, survival strategies, and the way their minds work through cycles of hope, fear, anger, and desperation. More information available at Surfacing (ATLAS)

"Surfacing" ran July 9-28, 2019 at the Capital Fringe Festival. It featured Yvonne Paretzky, Christine Jacobs, and Danny Santiago. Written by Austrian playwright Julya Rabinowich and translated into English by Karin Rosnizeck, the play features three characters (A, B, and C): a female refugee (A) who is hiding underground, a kidnap victim (B) locked in a basement, and a young man (C) imprisoned in his own home due to the threat of blood revenge. Each is trapped and unable to surface or take part in everyday life. The production explores their mental states, survival strategies, and the way their minds work through cycles of hope, fear, anger, and desperation. More information available at Surfacing (Capital Fringe Festival)