Interview: Rob Riley and Matthew Grayson

How and why do you put science on stage? This week’s podcast features two of the artists involved with the production of Peter Parnell’s QED, currently being produced by theatre4humanity and Collaboraction. Rob Riley plays physicist Richard Feynman in the show; Matthew Grayson designed the sound and graphics. Matt is also a professor of engineering at Northwestern University where he produced an earlier incarnation of this production as part of an annual series of plays about science. Rob and Matt join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about Feynman, left- and right-brain creativity, and the creative combustion that results when artists and scientists collaborate.

Originally published October 29, 2012 on