No Belles: Women Scientists and the Nobel Prize

Marie Curie

No Belles is a dramatic production about women scientists and the Nobel Prize. Portal Theatre is a theater company based in Portland, OR, whose play “No Belles” focuses on the lives of women scientists who won Nobel Prizes and some who did not. It was performed at the Fall 2017 ACS meeting in Washington, DC, and the CA Section WCC have arranged for it to be shown in the San Francisco Bay Area to benefit and inspire young women STEM students, in particular, and be accessible to all students aspiring to become the scientists of tomorrow.

Organized by the California Section and the Women Chemists Committee 

From the Actors

“Portal Theatre is a group of artists dedicated to making exciting, challenging and eclectic new theatre on a variety of topics that are socially and culturally relevant. Through our company-created works, we engage in conversation with our audiences in ways that are both illuminating and entertaining.”

About your Role

As attendees, you will be invited to participate in a survey immediately following the play, as well as a networking event that allows students to meet Bay Area scientists to learn about their careers. Don’t be shy!

Friday, October 12, 2018
Dominican University of California

Angelico Hall
50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Mills College

Rothwell Center Theater
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613

Reservation Required
Please register by:

  1. Email, or
  2. phone 510.351.9922, or
  3. Eventbrite: go to and click desired date.
    For either option #1 or #2, send a check for the desired number of tickets (indicating student or regular) made payable to: CA Section ACS, 2950 Merced St., #225, San Leandro, CA 94577, postmarked no later than September 29, 2018. Individuals needing special assistance (ADA, allergies, etc.) should notify CA Section ACS.
    $15 ($8 for students and the unemployed)

In addition to the California Section (with some monetary support from the Sacramento Section) and the WCC, this event made possible by:

Author: Bill Miller

Bill Miller is a Councilor of the Sacramento Section of the ACS. He also teaches chemistry at Sacramento City College.

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