08. December 2019 - 12:30 till 14:30
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ExoLore: bedtime stories your alien grandma would have told you | Caveat | Sunday, 08. December 2019

 
Have you ever wondered how J.K. Rowling designed the politics at play in the wizarding world, or how James Cameron decided what plants and animals would live on Pandora? Wonder no more! Astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier is here to show you how to use real-world knowledge to create imaginary universes.
 
In each show, you’ll see Moiya and a team of expert guests build a fictional alien world based on real exoplanet situations, and watch talented improvisers act out a story taking place on that world. No matter what the planet of the month is, ExoLore is one bedtime story that won’t put you to sleep!
 
 
Doors 12:30 PM, show 1:00 $5 in advance, $5 at the door.21+This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, POLICY: Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.
 
ABOUT MOIYA:Moiya grew up in a Pennsylvania coal mining town before being accepted to Harvard University, where she became the school's first ever student to study both astrophysics and folklore & mythology. After graduating, she decided to pursue her PhD in astronomy at Columbia University, but she hasn't forgotten her folklore roots. She's passionate about both science communication and coherent storytelling.
She's written a science fiction novel (yes, you can read it here), given more than 100 talks about science and equity & inclusion, been interviewed on television and podcasts, and designed an exhibit for the New York Hall of Science.
 
ABOUT THE CAVEAT INCUBATOR:Each quarter, we choose 4 new show concepts to develop with our in-house producing team. Over 2-3 months, these shows meet weekly with Caveat's founders to rehearse, grow their team, and create the best show possible. These live shows are the last piece of the puzzle - your feedback is a big part of these shows' develpment!  After this live performance, this show will either become a Caveat Lab show and continue its journey with live monthly shows, or it will be set free into the world.