MACH 33: The Caltech / Pasadena Playhouse Festival of New Science-Driven Plays
MACH 33 energizes the conversations about scientific, mathematical, and technological questions by staging readings of new, unpublished, unproduced plays.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.
Since 2007, Caltech Theater has helped develop exciting new plays such as God Particle Complex by Chris Bell and Josh Zeller, Mate by Lolly Ward, Tesla by Dan Duling, Out of Orbit by Jennifer Maisel, The Washing of the Water by Marcus Renner, and the trilogy of plays by George Morgan: Rocket Girl, Pasadena Babalon, and Capture the Sun.
In 2018, MACH 33 began a new collaboration with the Pasadena Playhouse and launched a new national call for plays.
Brian Brophy, head of Caltech Theater, is the Artistic Director of Mach 33. Arden Thomas serves as the Associate Artistic Director; Danny Feldman is the Producing Artistic Director of the Pasadena Playhouse.