The Caltech Playreaders

2020-2021: The 70th Season

All of our readings will be held at 7:30 pm

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Virtual Monologue Party
Virtual Monologue Party
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
And the Sun Stood Still
A virtual reading and Playwright Q&A Session
And the Sun Stood Still

This season we are going to play things by ear due to the ongoing COVID-19 situtation. The October and November events will be virtual, but the information for the February, March, April and May events will be posted at a later date and their exact format will be determined as the situation evolves. The plays performed on each date are subject to change, please check back here for more information as each performance date approaches.

Save the dates for our Spring events:

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Holmes and Watson
by Jeffrey Hatcher

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Women Playing Hamlet
by William Missouri Downs

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
The Lying Valet and The Male Coquette
by David Garrick

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
A Women of No Importance
by Oscar Wilde

Readings usually run about two hours. Please plan to linger for discussion and refreshments.

The Caltech Women's Club and the Athenaeum sponsor the Playreaders. Please see this page for Caltech Women's Club events. All Caltech/JPL community members are welcome to participate. To be added to the Playreaders emailing list or change your information, contact Arden Thomas (arden.e.thomas at

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Previous Seasons

Playreaders Officers:

Chair: Joanne Doyle
Play Selection Chair: Cara King
Play Selection Committee: Todd Brun, Carol Elaine Cyr, Greta Davidson, John Davidson, Joanne Doyle, Barbie Insua, Peter Jones, Violet Ket, Ann Lindsey, Lynne McGrath, Elena Scire, Douglas Smith, Diana St. James, Alice Stone, Ashley Stroupe, Anne Vaughan, Steve Wall
Monologue Party Chairs: Greta and John Davidson
Casting: Cara King
Membership and e-mail: Arden Thomas, Carol Elaine Cyr
Treasurer: Todd Brun
Publicity Committee: Carol Elaine Cyr, Greta Davidson, John Davidson, Joanne Doyle, Barbie Insua, Cara King, Lynne McGrath, Elena Scire, Diana St James, Alice Stone, Ashley Stroupe
Monthly Playbill: Ann Motrunich
Athenaeum and CWC Liaison: Alice Stone
Rights coordinator: Todd Brun
Hospitality: Anne Vaughan