Wonder

Playwright
Ellen Denny
Genre(s)
Drama
Running Time
1 hrs 30 min
Acts
1
Cast Size
Total
7
Male
2
Female
5
Synopsis

A historical drama that is startlingly contemporary in its aesthetics, values and theatrical languages, Wonder tells the story of Canada’s first female nuclear physicist Harriet Brooks. 

An astounding talent, Harriet worked alongside the top physicists in the world including Marie Curie and Ernest Rutherford – yet she was forced to leave science prematurely due to gender barriers.

Wonder brings this little known Canadian hero to the stage, highlighting the strength and sacrifice of women who defy society’s expectations.

Development History

Development workshop and reading, directed by Sarah Kitz (Toronto) – February 2019. Produced by Ellen Denny and Emily Pettet, with support from the Ontario Arts Council, Women in Nuclear Canada, and Canadian Nuclear Association.

Publisher / Script Contact
Name
Ellen Denny
Phone
5194954044
Email
ellen.denny@gmail.com