About Uniform Convergence

Never would I have been able to conceive that math could be made so beautiful and poetic.
— Theater student, Sarah Lawrence College
Yap’s play definitely embodies the Power of Women.
— Athulya Nath, Westover School student
It should be required viewing for all math undergrads.
— Patrick Devlin, Yale math professor
My boyfriend is Asian American, and I’m white...we’ve had many conversations about the topics you discussed. It was really amazing to see how you merged art and STEM.
— Engineering student, Rutgers University


Uniform Convergence is a one-woman play, written and performed by mathematics graduate student Corrine Yap. It juxtaposes the stories of two women trying to find their place in a white male-dominated academic world. The first is of historical Russian mathematician Sofia Kovalevskaya, who was lauded as a pioneer for women in science but only after years of struggle for recognition.  Her life's journey is told through music and movement, in both Russian and English. The second is of a fictional Asian-American woman, known only as "Professor", trying to cope with the prejudice she faces in the present. As she teaches an introductory real analysis class, she uses mathematical concepts to draw parallels to the race and gender conflicts she encounters in society today.


  • AMS inclusion/exclusion blog post (October 9, 2018)

  • Westover School review (April 5, 2018)

  • Yale production photos (November 10, 2017)

  • Sarah Lawrence production photos and video (April 28, 2016)

Please fill out the contact form if you would like to leave a review or invite Corrine to perform at your school.

Previous Performances

  • Pomona College - sponsored by AWM

  • Ithaca College - math colloquium

  • Avenues: The World School

  • MAA MathFest

  • MathILY

  • Westover School

  • Yale University - sponsored by Dimensions at Yale

  • Rutgers University - math colloquium