AUDITIONS FOR THE WASHING OF WATER, Monday May 20, 7pm - Click Here
Saturday, June 1st, 7pm
The Beckman Institute Auditorium, 400 S. Wilson Ave, Pasadena
(Note: this is not the large white performance space in the center of campus called the Beckman Auditorium. It is a smaller auditorium inside the Beckman Institute, which is located at 400 S. Wilson Ave. You will follow the signs to the Auditorium which lead you through the courtyard of the Beckman Institute.)
Washing of the Water by Marcus Renner, June 1, directed by TACIT director Brian Brophy. Washing of the Water is based on over 60 interviews conducted across Altadena, La Cañada Flintridge, and Northwest Pasadena. Washing of the Water follows an artist activist, a homeless teenager, and a mother whose stories intersect as they fight a polluted past and search for a fresh start amidst the wilds of the Hahamongna Watershed Park.
June 1, 7pm, the Beckman Institute at Caltech, 400 S. Wilson Ave, Pasadena.
The first play, on May 4, 2013 is Tesla, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian at the Pasadena Playhouse Mainstage, 6:00 pm. Tesla tells the story of Nikola Tesla's life as a brilliant but controversial inventor and futurist during the late- 19th and early-20th century. The play is excitingly staged as a radio play featuring live sound effects.
The next three plays in the series are script-in-hand readings of plays staged very simply with no lighting, sound, set, or costumes. Instead, the focus is on the acting and the words. After the performances of Out of Orbit and The Washing of The Water, the audience will provide feedback for the playwrights as they continue to develop these new works.
The second play in the series, on May 11, is Out of Orbit by Jennifer Maisel, directed by Ann K Lindsey at 4:00 pm in Baxter Lecture Hall on the Caltech campus. Out of Orbit is a Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)-based play featuring a Mars rover Mission Specialist. Can a brilliant scientist relate to a learning deficiency in her daughter? Can she keep up with her life on two different planets, when times are crucial on both?
The third play of the series, on May 18, stars Sandra Tsing Loh, host of NPR's The Loh Down and Caltech's The Loh Down on Science. Sila, written by Canadian playwright Chantal Bilodeau and directed by Arden Thomas, is a powerful, gripping, and poetic play about climate change and its consequences for the people and animals living in the Arctic Circle. 2:00 pm in TACIT Experimental Theater, 275 S. Hill Ave., Pasadena.
The final play in the series, on June 1, is written by University of Riverside MFA student Marcus Renner and directed by TACIT artistic director Brian Brophy. The Washing of The Water is based on over 60 interviews conducted across Altadena, La Canada Flintridge, and Northwest Pasadena. The Washing of The Water follows an artist activist, a homeless teenager, and a mother whose stories intersect as they fight a polluted past and search for a fresh start amidst the wilds of the Hahamongna Watershed Park. 7:00 pm in the Beckman Institute Auditorium, Caltech, 400 S Wilson Ave, Pasadena.