Playwright Monica Lopez-Gonzalez Weaves Art, Science Into "Framed Illusion" | WYPR

Playwright Monica Lopez-Gonzalez Weaves Art, Science Into "Framed Illusion"

May 27, 2016

Neuroscientist, writer, artist: Monica Lopez-Gonzalez
Credit Monica Lopez-Gonzalez

Dr. Mónica López-González is a Johns Hopkins University- and MICA-trained cognitive neuroscientist whose current work, as co-founder and scientific & artistic director of La Petite Noiseuse Productions, is focused on understanding the process of creative thinking.  It's a process she knows pretty well.  Outside the academic setting, she is also a photographer and a theater artist, and the writer/director of a trilogy of plays, the third of which is receiving its world premiere next weekend at the Theater Project.  It’s called Framed IllusionMonica Lopez Gonzalez joins Tom in Studio A to talk about her preoccupation with how the human mind seeks out -- and  processes -- new and useful ideas, and how she's worked that quest into her own art.