Nan and the Lower Body

Education Level
Higher Education

Nan takes a prestigious research position working for Dr. George Papanicolaou, the inventor of the Pap smear. The doctor worries Nan's new husband might distract from their important work, but Nan has a secret that could upend everyone's plans for her.

Includes an interview with playwright Jessica Dickey.

Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in November 2023.  


This play is part of L.A. Theatre Works’  Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.

Directed by Anna Lyse Erikson
Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg
An L.A. Theatre Works Full-Cast Performance Featuring:
Shannon Cochran as Mache Papanicolaou
Josh Dallas as Ted Day
Ginnifer Goodwin as Nan Day
Richard Schiff as Dr. George Papanicoloaou
Senior Producer: Anna Lyse Erikson
Prepared for Audio by Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood
Recorded, edited, designed, and mixed by Charles Carroll for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood
Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin
Foley Artist: Jeff Gardner
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