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

CURRENT SHOWS : May 9–11, 2019

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energizes the conversations about scientific, mathematical, and technological questions by staging readings of new, unpublished, unproduced plays.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.


Wednesdays, April 3 - June 5. 7:00-8:30.

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 June 7, 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 

Founded in the mid-1980s, Theater Arts at Caltech typically prepares and performs two or three plays each academic year. Members of the Caltech community have the opportunity to learn all aspects of the theatrical craft: acting, stage crew, set construction, wardrobe, light and sound operation, properties, house management, and publicity. This is a hands-on approach, not classroom theory. Learn More

Check out student actor Kelvin Bates in this video from 2016!


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