Bridging Theater and Mathematics: a Mathematician's View

Alexei Kolesnikov
Proceedings of Bridges 2011: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2011)
Pages 579–580 Short Papers


The goal of this paper is to explore the possibility of connecting mathematics and theatre by using mathematical objects or proofs to structure the plays, or by using theatre methods to illustrate mathematical notions, or both. The paper grew from the collaboration of the author with Dr. David White of Theatre Department. The paper describes this collaboration and offers thoughts on further steps.