Virginia Western Community College will host two productions of, “A Chip on Her Shoulder,” a documentary-musical investigating the experience of women in the field of engineering on Nov. 10.  The performance features verbatim storytelling of individuals with turns of music and dance, exploring stories of adversity, identity and passion within their studies and profession.

WHAT:                 A Chip on Her Shoulder

WHEN:                 5:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10

WHERE:               The Fralin Center, HP 208, Virginia Western Community College (Directions)

DETAILS:              Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with light refreshments. There is no charge to attend, however space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Reserve tickets online at (Tickets)

Kristin Rose Kelly, Director, Composer and 3rd year MFA student at Virginia Tech, originally produced this play at Virginia Tech and adapted the script for the Roanoke community.  Inspired by her mother’s professional experience as an engineer and the use of Verbatim Documentary Theatre, she connects local voices, stories and experiences across time and space to allow audiences to better understand the world in which we live. The script is comprised of interviews from the Roanoke community including Virginia Western engineering and technology students, faculty, staff and other professionals.  This collaborative event is made possible by Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts and WoTech, part of the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council. It is sponsored by AEP.

Join the conversation of diversity and inclusion in the STEM field through local stories and musical comedy.