Called “hilarious” by WIRED, Truth Values is also a serious exploration of the challenges women face in the STEM environment. The story follows NYC Writer/Performer and “Recovering Mathematician” Gioia De Cari’s adventures as a math Ph.D. student at M.I.T. Bewitched by the formal mathematical notion of Truth, she struggles with the clash of her personal reality in a world that is not binary.

This matinee is timed to coincide with the Gathering 4 Gardner (G4G), a biennial celebration of the legacy of beloved Scientific American writer Martin Gardner, with playful programming including math, science, puzzles, performance, magic, literature, and art.

It is not necessary to attend G4G to reserve a ticket. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To be assured a seat, please reserve asap. This event is free, reserve your ticket here.

About Truth Values

The mission of the Truth Values Community Project is to create a profoundly supportive community for women and underrepresented minorities in STEM through an innovative pairing of science, art, and conversation. 

The project was launched via sponsorship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Winner of a New York International Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award, the play has been presented at more than 60 theaters and performing arts centers throughout the United States and Canada. Learn more at

 Reviews for Truth Values

“Energetic, intimate, hilarious.”— Wired

"[Truth Values] is an extremely important work which deserves to be performed at every university." —Lied Center for the Arts

“Funny and insightful…replete with hilarious characters…The story is riveting...go see this show!” —CurtainUp

"Fantastic...pure humor, sadness, intelligence and struggle."
–Gigliola Staffilani, Mathematician, Member, National Academy of Sciences

“If you see only one play this year about reflexive nonbinary relations, make it this one.”— Los Angeles Times