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2019-2020 Season

BRADBURY 100 in Ramo Auditorium

February 21-March 1 2020

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Ray Bradbury’s birth, Caltech Theater will produce a series of his one-acts, adapted stories, with surprise guests, music, videos and Caltech a cappella groups.  

FIRST WEEKEND

FRIDAY and SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21 and 22 7:30

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 23 2:30

All Summer in a Day directed by Aditi Seetharaman

Marionettes Inc. directed by Barbie Insua

The Martian Chronicles directed by Brian White

SECOND WEEKEND

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28 and 29 7:30

SUNDAY MARCH 1 2:30

The Flying Machine (In Mandarin w/English subtitles) directed by Miranda Stewart

A Sound of Thunder directed by Doug Smith

The Martian Chronicles directed by Brian White

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Public Presentation of Storytelling/
Improvisation for Scientists

Friday, March 6
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Frautschi Hall Hameetman Center

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MACH 33: The Caltech / Pasadena Playhouse Festival of New Science-Driven Plays

April 3, 4 and 5 on the Main Stage of the Pasadena Playhouse

Humane(e) by Desiree York dir. by Rhonda Kohl, April 3, 7:30 PM

Burst by Rachel Bublitz dir. by Miranda Steward, April 4, 7:30 PM

Sunrise from the Moon by Hannah Manikowski  dir. TBD April 5, 2:30 PM

Click here for more information: https://tacit.caltech.edu/mach33/current

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MACH 33: The Festival of New Science-Driven Plays' annual EARTH WEEK production, April 24-26

THE NEW GALILEOS, a full length production written by Amy Berryman and directed by Brian Brophy

Friday April 24 at 7:30 pm

Saturday April 25 at 7:30 pm

Sunday April 26 at 2:00 p.m.

In the Frautschi Room of Caltech's new Hameetman Center. 

Three female climatologists find themselves detained by government bureaucrats. The scientists are given an option to disavow their research in exchange for millions of dollars. Or to disappear. They discover just how much they can trust each other as they consider the price of their recantation. 

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Storytelling for Scientists

Write stories, practice your delivery, and perform them in front of a live audience

Class Schedule
Wednesdays: Fall/Winter/Spring
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Ramo Auditorium

Final Presentations Frautschi Hall:
Fridays December 6 2019/March 6/June 5 2020

Improvisation for Scientists

Think on your feet, and never be left flat footed, when it's your turn to speak

Class Schedule
Wednesdays Fall/Winter/Spring
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Ramo Auditorium

Final Presentations Frautschi Hall:
Fridays December 6 2019/March 6/June 5 2020

For more information, please contact Brian Brophy at brophy@caltech.edu


Think the Caltech student experience at Caltech is just science? Think again. Check out student actor Kelvin Bates in this video:


UPCOMING APRIL 3-5, 2O2O

MACH 33: The Caltech│Pasadena Playhouse Festival of New Science-Driven Plays

MACH 33: The Caltech│Pasadena Playhouse Festival of New Science-Driven Plays energizes the conversations about scientific, mathematical, and technological questions by staging readings of new, unpublished, unproduced plays. The readings are open to the public and present a discussion with Caltech/JPL scientific panelists after the show. Our casts and crews feature professional actors and directors as well as students and members of the Caltech/JPL community. Festival playwrights have the unique opportunity to work with science advisors from Caltech and JPL and dramaturgs from the Pasadena Playhouse.


STORYTELLING/IMPROVISATION FOR SCIENTISTS (SFS)

YEAR ROUND CLASSES

To be effective leaders and communicators, scientists need to be able to explain and perform their science. Through a series of writing exercises, improvisation, and performance/vocal techniques, students will explore/discover/write new narratives for the ever-changing 21st century global landscape to culminate in 2 (5-7 minute) talks recorded in front of a live audience December 6, 2019.

Classes will take place on Wednesday evenings at Ramo Auditiorium and will be instructed by Brian Brophy. Open to all in the Caltech/JPL community

Here is a video to a few of our recent Storytellers at Convocation 2018 

 

Welcome to Caltech Theater 2019-2020 Season!

Founded in the mid-1980s, Theater Arts at Caltech typically prepares and performs two or three plays each academic year. Over the last several years, Storytelling and Improvisation has taken a central focus our our mission to boost speaking/writing and presenational skills.

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