“HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr”
Playwright: Heather Massie, New York City
Description: Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than the most beautiful woman in the world. She invented frequency hopping and spread spectrum technology that make the world of wireless communication tick. From Austria to Hollywood, WWII, torpedoes, ecstasy and intrigue, to the very cell phone in your pocket, she was there!
Bio of playwright: Heather Massie is a NYC actor and writer. Originally from Virginia, she has always been fascinated by science, and seeks to marry her loves of science and art in the person of Hedy Lamarr. Massie studied astrophysics at University of Virginia and theatre arts at the Virginia Tech School of the Arts. She has performed extensively in NYC, regionally and internationally in Zimbabwe, Ecuador and St. Petersburg, Russia. She was named Outstanding Actress in a Staged Reading at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, NYC; Festival Bestseller at United Solo, NYC; and Best Actress at SaraSolo Festival, Sarasota. www.heathermassie.com/hedy
What is the best line in your show? "There's no secret to glamour. Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid."
What is a little-known fact about you? “When I was in third grade, I decided I wanted to be either an astronaut or an inventor.”