Marie Cuire

You're Invited! Join The Center for Nanoscale Science & STEM on Stage for a digital theater screening of Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie with two showings: Wednesday, April 24th from 7pm - 9pm & Thursday, April 25th from 10am to 12noon at Penn State University in the Foster Auditorium. The screening is 40 minutes and will be followed by a Q & A discussion with filmmaker Jen Myronuk as part of a new public history initiative. 

The event is free with RSVP and recommended for adults and students ages 10 & older. 


ABOUT THE FILM: As one of the world’s most renowned scientists, two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Skłodowska Curie is best known for pioneering the field of radioactivity — including early experiments to treat cancer with radium therapy — but few understand the obstacles she faced just to enter the laboratory.

What if she could tell her story?

HUMANITY NEEDS DREAMERS: A VISIT WITH MARIE CURIE invites audiences to meet Marie Curie as she recollects her quest to isolate two elements — polonium and radium. From her childhood in Poland to groundbreaking research in France, Marie Curie shares the struggles, failures and triumphs behind her scientific discoveries and remarkable collaboration with companion scientist & husband Pierre Curie.

Masterfully portrayed by living history scholar and Storysmith® Susan Marie Frontczak, HUMANITY NEEDS DREAMERS (40 mins) is the cinematic version of the acclaimed one-woman theatrical show. As an immersive living history film, this unique format breaks the digital fourth wall between live theater and cinema.

Sponsored by The Center for Nanoscale Science, a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) supported by the National Science Foundation under grant DMR-1420620. 

For more information, please email:

Kristin A. Dreyer (
Program Director for Education & Outreach
Penn State MRSEC - Center for Nanoscale Science