Iceberg Effect by Michèle Aldin Kushner, is a brand new play written expressly for the Seacoast Summer Reading Sessions. The play explores a dire need for climate awareness, gender equity in science, and the struggles one female climate change scientist faces. And…it’s also the story of her 13 year old daughter’s aspirations to impact the world on her own terms.
Michèle Aldin Kushner is a playwright and screenwriter. Her plays have been workshopped, staged and read throughout the country at theaters and festivals. She’s been a finalist and recipient of numerous playwriting awards. Her play, Radio Galaxy, has recently been optioned after its reading in the TRU Voices New Play Series. Her screenplay, 11 Months, was an Alfred P. Sloan award winner. Her play, Unfit, was workshopped and presented as a reading at Rider University, NJ. Her play, Abducted, was read at WorkShop Theatre Company September 2014 and The Barrow Group in April 2015. In August 2014, the musical she wrote with composer/ lyricist Keith Gordon, Girl Powers, was invited to the Santa Fe Musical Theatre Festival. Michele has an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Dramatic Writing Program