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The Festival of New Science-Driven Plays at Caltech

MACH 33 fosters compelling conversations about scientific, mathematical, and technological questions by staging readings of new, unpublished plays by Los Angeles-area and Caltech/JPL playwrights. The plays in the festival offer stories that capture our imagination and ignite our curiosity about science.

The readings—by casts including Caltech students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Caltech/JPL/Huntington Library community—are open to the public and include post-show discussions with the playwrights.

MACH 33: The Festival of New Science-Driven Plays at Caltech is a project of Caltech Theater. Under the direction of Brian Brophy, MACH 33 has grown out of a passion for bringing together science and art at Caltech.

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.

Arden Thomas serves as the Associate Artistic Director of MACH 33. Brian Brophy, Head of Caltech Theater, is the Artistic Director.

See the 2016 Caltech news story on MACH 33!