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Newly commissioned for Under the Tent 2021 Summer Sessions, Iceberg Effect explores the role women have played in the history of climate change research, the struggle for equity in the field of science, and the cultivation of a future generation with hopes and dreams to impact the world.
Michele 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. The Text of Sex premiered in the New York International Fringe Festival 2014. In August 2014, the musical she wrote with composer/ lyricist Keith Gordon, Girl Powers, was invited to the Santa Fe Musical Theatre Festival. The Baby Game is the recipient of Fulton Theater's Discovery Project New Play Contest 2012 and was a finalist for William Patterson University's New Jersey New Play Contest. Advanced Women was the 2009 recipient of the Todd McNerney Playwriting Award from the College of Charleston. Michele has an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Dramatic Writing Program.