The Intrinsic Value Project

value-added-event-pork2.jpgIn a cultural moment where it appears that all values have been subjugated to the values of the market, we seek to examine, challenge and reaffirm the intrinsic values of the arts and sciences through the lens of performance and share our research in the forum of a live event.  Scientists and Theatre Artists will present three performative lectures over the course of the festival.

THE INTRINSIC VALUE PROJECT#1 Wednesday July 9 and Thursday July 10 at 7:00 pm @ Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center


perflecture#1A meeting at the crossroads – science, performance and the art of possibility

Created by Delaram Kahrobaei and Heather Jeanne Denyer

Are theatre and the arts vital to life here and now? Does science creatively address the larger questions of our time? This panel will bring together distinguished scientists and theatre professionals to answer these questions. They will consider how both areas are intrinsically valuable to society and investigate the performative possibilities when the two fields overlap.

THE INTRINSIC VALUE PROJECT # 2 Friday July 11 at 7:00pm and Saturday July 12 @ 5:00pm @ Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center 

Coming Full Circle – Confessions of an accidental Curator

Artistic Director Paul Bargetto offers a scientific/archeological examination of his own personal journey towards a definition of intrinsic value for the live arts.

THE INTRINSIC VALUE PROJECT # 3 Saturday July 19 and Sunday July 20 at 5:00pm @ Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center 

immortalChasing Immortality: An Interactive Performance-Lecture exploring the Intrinsic Value of Science and Art  BUY TICKETS

What do a biologist specializing in cracking the genetic code and a couple of theatre artists/ educators have in common? Is there a place where their intrinsic values overlap? What are intrinsic values anyway? Can science and art mutually support one another to address the great questions of the human condition and make sense of the universe? Or are they doomed to inhabit their own lonely cultural spheres? Actress Heather Benton , playwright Molly Rice and Scientist Maryam Zaringhalam take the plunge.