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Dear Galileo was a finalist for the 2011 Fox Valley Collider Project, a Chicago-area initiative to support original works of theatre about math and science, and was developed with the support of a 2011 Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission, a 2011 Oregon Literary Fellowship from Literary Arts, and a fully-funded, month-long artists residency at I-Park Artists’ Colony in East Haddam, CT. It was produced as a staged reading in the 2012 Fertile Ground Festival by Artists Repertory Theatre, directed by Stephanie Mulligan, where the cast included Chris Porter who will be returning in the role of Galileo. In March 2013, it received a staged reading at Pasadena Playhouse in California as part of the Hothouse New Play Development Workshop Series, directed by Literary Manager Courtney Harper, with a cast that featured noted actors Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager) as Jasper Willows and Lawrence Pressman (Doogie Howser M.D., American Pie, Transparent) as Galileo. In summer 2014, Willamette University in Salem—launching their new on-campus company, Theatre 33, with a summer of readings by Portland playwrights—selected Dear Galileo as their inaugural project.

Playwrights West in association with CoHo Productions presents a world premiere


By Claire Willett

Directed by Stephanie Mulligan

August 8-29th

Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m/Sundays at 2 p.m.

CoHo Theatre (2257 NW Raleigh)

A little girl with big questions about the universe writes a letter in her diary to a long-dead scientist.  So begins a dialogue that bridges faith and science, hope and doubt, present and past, as three very different women in three different eras grapple with the legacies of their famous fathers, their destinies linked across time by love, loss, faith, the search for identity, and the wonder of the stars.


Nathan Dunkin, Kate Mura, Agatha Olson, Walter Petryk, Chris Porter, Gary Powell, and Nena Salazar


Sarah Kindler (Scenic & Properties Designer), JD Sandifer (Lighting Designer), Ashton Grace Hull (Costume Designer), Annalise Albright Woods (Sound Designer), Nicole Gladwin (Stage Manager)

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