The Return of Sold-Out Collaborators and New Performances to Take Over Immersive Theaters All Season Long

BOSTON, MA – On June 7, The Museum of Science, Boston, will kick off its fifth summer season of SubSpace, the Museum’s after-hours programming for adults. The 2023 season consists of one-off events and short-run performances to entice and captivate audiences through the fusion of STEM and the arts. Tickets are available now at

Audiences can enjoy an all-new A Beautiful Resistance, Live! event with Boston Globe Culture Columnist Jeneé Osterheldt, a new performance piece from ReRooted, a conversation with LGBTQIA+ leaders featured in this year's Portraits of Pride exhibition, the return of New England Synth Fest, a multimedia art occurrence in partnership with MASARY Studios, and a reimagined immersive audiovisual adaptation of Macbeth.

“This season, we are honored to continue collaborating with incredible partners as they create groundbreaking and captivating experiences, as well as begin to foster new partnerships in our communities,” said James Monroe, senior producer of adult programs and theater experiences at the Museum. “Together, we will reframe classic plays, examine the wounded history of Black Hair Culture, amplify LGBTQIA+ stories, and convene some of the best artistic creators in the region. I urge and invite audiences to join us all summer long for these one-of-a-kind, impactful experiences that you will not find anywhere else in our city!”

The full lineup of featured events is below. For more information and to buy tickets, visit

A Beautiful Resistance: Live!, June 7, 7:30 p.m.: The Boston Globe’s culture columnist and creator and author of A Beautiful Resistance, Jeneé Osterheldt, returns to the Museum for a live Pride month event celebrating the tradition of Black artists and Black journalists in reclaiming the truth of Black folk. There is music, there is story, there is love. Joy lives here. Join them. This program is free with pre-registration.

Macbeth, June 15, July 20, and August 17, 7:30 p.m.: Presented by the Museum of Science and The Psych Drama Company, and directed by Dr. Wendy Lippe, Macbeth is a fully reimagined immersive audiovisual drama adaptation using full-spectrum binaural panning to bring the story to life around the listener in a 3D audio experience. After the performance, join Dr. Lippe, producing artistic director and clinical psychologist, for a conversation at the intersection of theater and mental health. $25 with pre-registration.

Crown of Times presented by ReRooted, June 21, July 27, and August 24, 7:30 p.m.: Crown of Times is a performance that critically examines the wounded history of Black Hair Culture over five decades and the influences of American politics, music, and fashion on shaping that culture while exploring Black women's deep, complex, and emotional relationship with their hair. $20 with pre-registration.

Portraits of Pride Through Narratives, June 28, 7:00 p.m.: Join Creative Director Jean Dolin for a night of conversation and community featuring some of the activists, leaders, influencers, and unsung heroes being honored in this year’s Portraits of Pride art exhibition, to uplift and celebrate LGBTQ+ voices in our city. This year, the exhibit will return with a new set of portraits of leaders, activists, and influencers to be installed on the City Hall Plaza of Boston in June in celebration of Pride month. This event is free with pre-registration.

New England Synth Fest, June 29, 7:30 p.m.: Celebrate one year of New England Synth Fest at the Museum of Science! Experience some of the region’s best synth musicians and visualizers like never before in the Charles Hayden Planetarium’s immersive full dome environment. $15 with pre-registration.

WaveForms: A multimedia art occurrence at the Museum of Science, July 13, 7:00 p.m.: The Museum of Science is partnering with MASARY Studios, Illuminus, Boston Cyberarts, MIT Spatial Sound Lab, and AVFX to provide resources of space, equipment, production, curation, and mentorship to multimedia practitioners in our region. Projection-mapped video installations, screenings of spatial audio, experimental animation, video art, and AV performances will take over the Museum’s Red Wing and immersive theater spaces. This event is free with pre-registration.