Friday, January 4, 2013

PlayFest Santa Barbara is Launched!

We are so excited about our inaugural festival! 

Tickets are Free, but limited so reserve them today! www.PlayFestSantaBarbara.org


Our featured full-length plays are:


It Has To Be You” It’s never too late to fall in love – at least that’s what Frank and Mindy realize when they try to convince their elderly mother it’s time for a rest home, and discover she has taken a 48 year old lover!  A brand new comedy by award-winning playwright, Catherine Butterfield about finding love in all the wrong places – and one or two right ones. Friday, January 18, at 8:ooPM in the Garvin Theatre, followed by a brief talkback with audience, playwright and actors. Go to the Tickets! page on our website to reserve your seats today!
“If I Did This” A New Mystery Drama by award-winning E.M. Lewis about a grieving mystery writer — Hal Walker — who is hired to ghost-write the story of high-profile acquitted murderer Donnie Lawrence whom everyone believes is guilty.  Saturday, January 19, at 8:00PM in the Garvin Theatre, followed by a brief talkback with audience, playwright and actors. Go to the Tickets! page on our website to reserve your seats today!

We will also host 3 workshops on Saturday, January 19th:

“A-5678!”  This session lead by Barbara Epstein (creator/ director/ choreographer) of the musical review, A -5678!, will focus on the development process of a theatre musical. She will share the creative road taken to bring the show to its current form. At the heart of this lecture demonstration is the workshop presentation of the production combined with discussion regarding what was cut, changed, or added during the development process to bring the production to its current iteration. All ages welcome! Saturday, January 19th at 4:00PM in the Garvin Theatre Complex. Go to the Tickets! page on our website to reserve your seats today!
Commedia dell’Arte”  Master teacher, John Achorn shares a lecture demo on the history and impact of the commedia dell’Arte on Western theatre including a full demonstration of some of the techniques required and the major stock characters: Pantalone, Dottore, The Lovers, Capitano, Brighella and Arlecchino & Columbina  in this workshop at 1:00PM on Saturday, January 19 in the Garvin Theatre Complex. Go to the Tickets! page on our website to reserve your seats today!
“Bringing Words to Life in a Body-Centered Way” Play in DramaDogs’ creative process of integrating spine, gesture, and emotion.  Embody your body through Breath, Movement & Sound, letting character be revealed through body-centered Imagery and Action. Find your personal style of: expressivity, bold creative choices and releasing fear of judgment. This workshop is lead by Ken Gilbert and E. Bonnie Lewis, Co-Artistic Directors of DramaDogs on Saturday, January 19 10:00AM in the Garvin Theatre Complex. Go to the Tickets! page to reserve your seats today!

Tickets are Free, but limited so reserve them today! www.PlayFestSantaBarbara.org

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