“The Drama Within: Embodying the Immune System on Stage and Screen” is a freshman seminar at Princeton University that was developed by Professor Andrea Graham (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and playwright Ellen K. Graham, funded by Princeton’s Council on Science and Technology (CST), and first offered over Zoom in Spring 2021. In this seminar, students become playwrights for their final projects and write entertaining one-act plays that convey understanding of scientific topics such as immune recognition, immune subversion, and causes of chronicity and virulence of infection - performed by professional actors.