By Lauren Gunderson. Set in the early 1900’s, the play tells the story of Henrietta Leavitt, a Massachusetts pastor’s daughter who leaves her home and beloved sister for a job at Harvard University’s Observatory. Despite her lowly position and limited access to scientific equipment in a time when only men could be astronomers, Henrietta makes an amazing discovery about the cosmos. Henrietta’s Sister Margaret is a composer, and music has a powerful role in Henrietta’s finding.
Nathan composed original music and sound design for a production directed by Lennie Dean at the 6th Street Playhouse. The entire music score, which fits every call for music in the play including scene changes, totaling thirty seven tracks, is available for licensing for productions of Silent Sky. Below are example recordings. Please contact Nathan about licensing.