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Mom, I Want to Be a Chemist

Mom, I Want to Be a Chemist

Co-authored by Ryan Cook, Derek Crosby, and Jack McManus, “Mom, I Want to Be a Chemist” is a humorous short play about the value of arts education, or lack thereof.

The photos come from a staged production done at Pace University in November of 2017, co-directed by Jack McManus and Ryan Cook.

If interested in reading the play, or in getting the rights to put on a production yourself, please email jackmcmanus42@gmail.com

Photos by Henry Flego.

(L to R) Nick Spink and Sydney Rutigliano in “Mom, I Want to Be a Chemist” by Ryan Cook, Derek Crosby, and Jack McManus.

(L to R) Nick Spink and Sydney Rutigliano in “Mom, I Want to Be a Chemist” by Ryan Cook, Derek Crosby, and Jack McManus.

(L to R) Sydney Rutigliano, Sam Casey, Nick Spink, and Emily Conlon in “Mom, I Want to Be a Chemist” by Ryan Cook, Derek Crosby, and Jack McManus.

(L to R) Sydney Rutigliano, Sam Casey, Nick Spink, and Emily Conlon in “Mom, I Want to Be a Chemist” by Ryan Cook, Derek Crosby, and Jack McManus.

Sam Casey in “Mom, I Want to Be a Chemist” by Ryan Cook, Derek Crosby, and Jack McManus.

Sam Casey in “Mom, I Want to Be a Chemist” by Ryan Cook, Derek Crosby, and Jack McManus.

Emily Conlon in “Mom, I Want to Be a Chemist” by Ryan Cook, Derek Crosby, and Jack McManus.

Emily Conlon in “Mom, I Want to Be a Chemist” by Ryan Cook, Derek Crosby, and Jack McManus.

Emily Conlon in “Mom, I Want to Be a Chemist” by Ryan Cook, Derek Crosby, and Jack McManus.

Emily Conlon in “Mom, I Want to Be a Chemist” by Ryan Cook, Derek Crosby, and Jack McManus.

(L to R) Nick Spink and Emily Conlon in “Mom, I Want to Be a Chemist” by Ryan Cook, Derek Crosby, and Jack McManus.

(L to R) Nick Spink and Emily Conlon in “Mom, I Want to Be a Chemist” by Ryan Cook, Derek Crosby, and Jack McManus.