We organise improv shows, each revolving around a guest’s researcher and each addressing a topic different than before
In a joint effort to foster a realistic portrayal of scientists as relatable individuals, the improvisers will develop performances with and about researchers: they will engage with the very content of their work (their research presentation, their published material, their lab routine, etc.). At the same time, the show will tackle current trends and challenges in the world of modern research (publish and perish culture, mediatization of science, funding struggles, p-hacking, etc.).
Interventions that include STEM role models have been found very effective in increasing audience engagement, and creating accurate perceptions of STEM.
The shows are designed to enhance public access to science and scientists with a view to improving public confidence and stimulating open debate about science and technology.