MACH 33: The Festival of New Science-Driven Plays

Caltech Theatre + Pasadena Playhouse

Los Angeles, CA

Caltech Theater and the Pasadena Playhouse announce the call for submissions of new plays for the 8th annual MACH 33: The Caltech│Pasadena Playhouse Festival of New Science-Driven Plays to take place in May of 2020! This year our call is open to playwrights from the Greater Los Angeles area only

MACH 33: The Caltech│Pasadena Playhouse Festival of New Science-Driven Plays energizes the conversations about scientific, mathematical, and technological questions by staging readings of new, unpublished, unproduced science-based plays.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 throughout the academic year. We are particularly excited to receive submissions from women playwrights and playwrights of color.

The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2019. Send to Associate Artistic Director of the festival Arden Thomas at [email protected]. One or two plays from Los Angeles area playwrights will be chosen for this year's festival. 

See our webpage for other guidelines, including what it means to us to be a science-driven play:

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