Bridges 2011 Short Paper

Bridging Theater and Mathematics: a Mathematician's View
Alexei Kolesnikov
(Proceedings pages 579–580)


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.