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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).


Mach 33 Festival of New Science-Driven Plays

Somber Science

Somber Science by Matilde Marcolli (faculty)
Sunday April 30, 5:00 p.m.

a play about the difficult alchemy of scientific collaboration and mentoring, the pitfalls of narcissism, and the beauty of science. Reading will be behind 275 South Hill St. Pasadena (Theater Arts House) in scene shop or Experimental Performance Laboratory (EPL).

Faustus PhD by Mark Kozlowski (graduate student)
Caltech Student-Written Play

$5 students / $10 staff and faculty / $12 general admission

Friday, May 5, 7:30 p.m. Opening Preview.
Saturday, May 6, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 7, 2:30 p.m. Closing.
Ramo Auditorium
Fame, fortune, and a Nobel prize at 35! A comedy about selling your soul for science.

Final Storytelling Student Presentation

Friday, June 9, 7:30 p.m.
Ramo Auditorium