Bridging Theater and Mathematics: a Playwright's View

David M. White
Proceedings of Bridges 2011: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2011)
Pages 577–578 Short Papers


The goal of this paper is to offer a playwright's perspective on how mathematical objects could be included in the design of a play. This is an attempt to communicate the meaning of the term ``structure of the play'' for the playwright by providing an example. The goal is to elicit ideas from others about mathematical objects, proof ideas, etc. that can be used as inspirational structures in playwriting.