The playwrights’ group Catalyze will stage readings of several ten-minute plays responding to timeless themes from Mary Shelley’s masterpiece. 200 years later, in this historical moment, Frankenstein inspires artists to explore the thin membrane between science and art, life and death, creation and hubris. (NOTE: Different plays are read on Oct. 20 and Nov. 3.)

Catalyze is a group of science, speculative, and slipstream playwrights based out of Central Square Theater.  The Catalyze Playwriting Group is an offshoot of Catalyst Collaborative@MIT (CC@MIT), a collaboration between Central Square Theater and MIT. The Catalyze Playwriting Group writes, workshops, and performs new works of science theatre.