The Surest Poison receives Sloan Commission

EST recently announced the recipients of the 2016/2017 Alfred P. Sloan Commissions, including my new play The Surest Poison, about the advent of forensic toxicology. CSI before CSI, the play explores the chemistry of poison, the breakdown of traditional gender roles in the 1920s, and the ways in which Prohibition was used to legislate morality and target immigrants, people of color, non-Protestants, and the working poor.

The EST/Sloan Project is “an initiative designed to stimulate artists to create credible and compelling work exploring the worlds of science and technology and to challenge the existing stereotypes of scientists and engineers in the popular imagination.”

For more information about The Surest Poison and the other 16/17 recipients, click here.