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To create "Flying with Sally Ride"!

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I am Heather Massie and I am raising money to fulfill my dream to research, write, and develop a new play titled 
"Flying with Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space"

I studied Astrophysics with dreams of becoming an astronaut, and somehow ended up with a Theatre Arts degree! I now marry my loves of art and science by creating and performing solo plays featuring women in science. My first is the award-winning, internationally-acclaimed play "HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr" about the Hollywood film star and inventor of Spread Spectrum Technology, Hedy Lamarr. I have been touring the US and many other countries with this play with the mission to inspire audiences to find ways each day to make the world a better place, To encourage young women in endeavors of science & technology, and to establish Hedy Lamarr as a role model for intelligence & ingenuity.

"Flying with Sally Ride" will be the second in my planned trilogy of shows celebrating women in science. I am raising funds to: conduct research, travel to important locations in Sally's life and work, to interview those who knew and worked with her, to curate footage which can illuminate the story, to attend Space Camp! (a life long dream), to obtain and utilize research texts, to write the script, to develop the script, to work with other theatrical professionals to build a beautiful and engaging work which will foster a love of space, our universe, and our place on it on this lovely place we call Earth.

My academic description:
A solo play based on the life, ideas, and experience of female icon, astrophysicist and astronaut Sally Ride. A dramatic work exploring the wonders of space, Earth, and our universe; a solo performer enacting all roles in an interactive and engaging performance. The second in a trilogy of solo plays on women in science for a wide range of ages and cultures; for touring to theatres, festivals, universities, schools, conferences, science centers and museums worldwide.

A little about me:
Heather Massie is a NYC Actor/Writer, originally from Virginia, who has always been fascinated by science. She studied Astrophysics at the University of Virginia, and Theatre Arts at The Virginia Tech School of the Arts graduating Summa Cum Laude. She performs extensively in NYC, the US, and worldwide, with her award-winning, internationally-acclaimed solo show HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the first in her planned trilogy of solo shows celebrating women in science.

To learn about my first show, "HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr" please visit

A little about the life of "HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr"

“Captivating.”  –  The Huffington Post
“Fascinating”  - Belfast Times
"Effervescent.” -- Silicon Republic
“Richly realized.”  –  Blogcritics Magazine
“Magnetic performance”  - TheaterScene
“Highly Inventive”  - The Irish News
"Exceptionally talented."  –  MD Theatre Guide
“Highly entertaining.”  –  Splash Magazine
“Lively and enlightening.”  –  Sarasota Herald-Tribune
“Amazing.”  –  OffBrwy
“Gorgeous.”  –  Total Theater
“Fantastic.”  –  Andy B Sports
“Remarkable.”  –  Theatre in the Now

US Embassy Zimbabwe Grant Award - Harare International Festival of the Arts, Harare, Zimbabwe
Best Actress - Galway Fringe, Galway, Ireland
Outstanding Performance in a Solo Play - Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, NYC
US Embassy Zimbabwe Grant Award - Intwasa Arts Festival, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Audience Choice - Shenandoah Fringe, Staunton, VA
Best Actress - SaraSolo Festival, Sarasota, FL
Audience Choice & Sold Out Awards - IndyFringe, Indianapolis, IN
Special Award - Charm City Fringe, Baltimore, MD
Festival Bestseller - United Solo Festival, NYC
Outstanding Actress in a Staged Reading - Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, NYC
Inaugural Artist-In-Residence - Grange Hall Cultural Center, Waterbury Center, VT


Heather Massie
New York, NY

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