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2019-2020 Season

Public Presentation of Storytelling/
Improvisation for Scientists

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

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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.  

OPENS 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21 7:30

RUNS

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22 7:30

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 23 2:30

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28 7:30

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 29 7:30

CLOSES

SUNDAY MARCH 1 2:30

SELECTED PLAYS

MARIONETTES, INC.

THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES

ALL SUMMER IN A DAY

SOUND OF THUNDER

FAHRENHEIT 451

THE FLYING MACHINE

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EARTH WEEK April 23-26

THE NEW GALILEOS, a play by Amy Berryman, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Frautschi Rehearsal Room of the 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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MACH 33 The Festival of Science Driven Play Festival

TDB Spring 2020

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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 MAY 2O2O

MACH 33: 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 FOR SCIENTISTS (SFS)

Wednesdays, October 2 - December 4 2019

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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