Break A Leg is committed to developing new works, from conception to reading to full production. This involves working directly with a playwright through a series of round table readings during which the playwright hears his or her material out loud, performed by BAL actors. The reading is then followed by feedback and discussion. This process continues until the play is ready to be put “on its feet” for a fully staged reading before an audience. Plays in development are then considered for possible full production.
The Relativity of Love: Albert Einstein and Mileva Marić is part of of BAL’s ongoing “The Art Of Science” series, which has entralled audiences with plays that depict both the complex concepts and real life human stories behind some of the world’s greatest scientific minds and their discoveries.
Previously, BAL showcased Farm Hall in several readings at the CUNY Graduate Center, before bringing it to full production as part of the 2014 Midtown International Theatre Festival where it enjoyed sold out performances and lively post-performance talkbacks.
BAL was also thrilled to work with Mr. Cassidy on No No Nobel, an insightful look at a number of members of the scientific community whose enormous contributions and discoveries went unrecognized by the Nobel committee, including Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Rosalind Franklin, Ralph Alfer, Lisa Meitner, and Dmitri Mendeleev.