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Pairing of Science and Theater Aims to Improve Public Safety

Central Minute  

Central Washington University's Central Theatre Ensemble has partnered with the Cascadia Hazards Institute to bring the stories of the Nisqually earthquake to life in One Day in Cascadia: The Nisqually Earthquake Stories.

One Day in Cascadia incorporates interviews, research materials and stories from the media during that time.

“Natural disasters provide a lot of material for drama,” said Jay Ball, professor and graduate coordinator, Theatre and Performance Studies, who partnered with scientists from the institute to develop the script. "It was a great experience, developing a work that was based on both the arts and the sciences."

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