Caltech Storytelling Showcase
Friday, June 9, 7:30 pm
Theater Arts at Caltech presents six undergraduate and graduate students telling stories about their personal struggles and their passion for science in an event titled "Telling Tales in Toxic Times." Tickets are free; donations to Theater Arts at Caltech are encouraged.
Above, graduate electrical engineering student Danny Sawyer speaks about finding ways to isolate and communicate with individual cells. View a brief video sneak peek of the storytellers' preparation for the showcase here.
TACIT, as Theater Arts at Caltech is familiarly known, typically prepares and performs two or three plays each academic year. Recent productions include Alice Through The Wormhole, Dr. Keeling's Curve, Rent, Gobble Up Stories, and Boldly Go!
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—and to work with professionals in areas of theater design: set, light, sound, costume, and music. This is a hands-on approach, not classroom theory. It also provides an appreciation of the theatrical literature and exposure to the literature of many languages (in translation).