Welcome! Theater Arts at Caltech (TACIT) is many things:

  • It's a family of dedicated, creative, passionate individuals (just like Caltech as a whole).
  • It's a learning environment, where those who participate learn in both formal and informal ways, from both instructors and their peers (again, just like Caltech as a whole).
  • It's a window into the lives of Caltech scholars and researchers. Participants in Storytelling for Scientists reveal their research journeys, and their personal journeys, opening windows through which audience members see what makes a human a scientist...and are reminded that scientists are human.
  • It's a showcase for playwrights, via MACH 33: The Festival of New Science-Driven Plays.
  • It's drama. It's comedy. It's an escape...for audience members and for the cast and crew.

Join us! Sign up for our email list, sign up to participate, attend our performances.


Caltech Theater is looking for daring students to act, sing, write, play music, dance, work tech (lights, sound, sets), and build costumes. The tentative projects include TA040a Team Flow in the Multiverse (a two-year project with JPL), a full-length play Sunrise from the Moon by Hannah Manikowski, and Climate Deniers a musicalStudents should come prepared to sing something, anything, and/or prepare an excerpt from Moon, and/or your interest in Team Flow. Or all three!

Theater auditions will be held on October 1st, 1PM-6PM at Ramo Auditorium.  Please signup for the audition here

If you have any questions please contact Brian Brophy, Director of Caltech Theater brophy@caltech.edu

From the Earth to the Moon

From the writers of the record-breaking Caltech musical Boldly Go! comes a fresh new science fiction musical based on the Jules Verne classic written in 1865. Gauntlets are thrown, headlines made, duels waged, and alliances put to the test in this dynamic imagining of spaceflight in the late nineteenth century directed by Brian Brophy.