a digital theater production
Written & Portrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak | Produced & Directed by Jen Myronuk

Two time Nobel Prize winning scientist Marie Skłodowska Curie pioneered the field of radioactivity and discovered two new elements...
but almost never made it into the laboratory.

What if she could tell her story?

HUMANITY NEEDS DREAMERS: A VISIT WITH MARIE CURIE invites audiences to meet Marie Curie as she recollects her quest to isolate two elements — polonium and radium. From her childhood in Poland to groundbreaking research in France, Dr. Curie shares the struggles, failures and triumphs behind her scientific discoveries and remarkable collaboration with companion scientist & husband Pierre Curie.

Masterfully portrayed by living history scholar and Storysmith® Susan Marie Frontczak, HUMANITY NEEDS DREAMERS (42 mins) is the digital theater version of the acclaimed one-woman theatrical show. This unique format breaks the digital fourth wall between live theater and cinema, scholar and performer, past and present. Currently in preview screenings. 

"Everything a science film should be."  Lisa Randall, Harvard University

STEM on Stage is a STEAM initiative to promote narrative science through digital theater, film & live events. We’re proud to present a digital theater version of Susan Marie Frontczak’s living history performance in HUMANITY NEEDS DREAMERS: A VISIT WITH MARIE CURIE. This 42 minute cinematic rendition is based on Frontczak's acclaimed portrayal of the two time Nobel Prize winning scientist Marie Skłodowska Curie.

Produced for live audiences only in groups of 20 - 300 and hosted by local scientists who lead the post-screening conversations, HUMANITY NEEDS DREAMERS is an immersive, public humanities science history experiment. 

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Marie Curie’s visit to the United States in 1921, we invite you to take part in our upcoming "digital speaking tour" campaign by supporting the HUMANITY NEEDS DREAMERS in your community. Working in collaboration with the Princeton Center for Complex Materials, HUMANITY NEEDS DREAMERS seeks hosts & venues to welcome this pioneering scientist to classrooms and communities across the U.S. and internationally. 

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Video Clip: Marie Curie's Early Life

A sample video clip from HUMANITY NEEDS DREAMERS (1:41 seconds)

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