On February 14-16, a remarkable three-day residency took place at UNCSA and RJ Reynolds High School. The New York-based playwright Anna Ziegler and director and literary manager from NYC’s Ensemble Studio Theatre, Linsay Firman, visited as part of the ARTStem Faculty Project “Staging Science.” The residency included classroom visits to Undergraduate Academic Program courses, work with UNCSA School of Drama actors and directors, and visits to Reynolds HS classes in the media arts and acting. It’s high point, perhaps, was a wonderful dramatic reading of Ziegler’s play, PHOTOGRAPH 51, a story about the mid-century scientist Rosalind Franklin and her long-unheralded role in the discovery of the double-helical structure of DNA. More reflections on the residency will follow in later posts. For now, here are a few pictures from rehearsals with the actors and visits to RJ Reynolds High School.