January 10 - February 18 On Demand
ASL AVAILABLE WITH THIS PERFORMANCE
New Virtual Student Matinee
January 10- February 18 On Demand
In the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, young Annie Easley knows she can be something more. In this true story of dreams, hardships, and self-determination, Annie becomes one of the first African American human computers at NASA. Initially working on airplanes, she soon realizes her destiny is to be on the team of mathematicians that launch the Centaur Rocket into the Space Race. Commanding Space is an important story about a persistent and intelligent woman whose desire to succeed in science and technology proved stronger than the prejudice that would have denied her.
Show Credits: By Stephanie Leary, Directed by Joann Yarrow, Performed by Brenna Merritt, Produced by Syracuse Stage – Syracuse, New York, Costume and Prop Design by Kate Laissle, Lighting Design by Dave Bowman, Sound Design by Luther Masanto
Best for grades 5+ / Run time: 45 minutes plus a pre-recorded Q&A /Sensory Friendly materials available/ Closed captions available