This is what we did at our last PlayFest Santa Barbara!
“Playwriting Fun (and Fundamentals)” Saturday, January 19th at 4:30pm. Join award-winning playwright EM Lewis for a workshop that will help you reach inside yourself and find what you (and your characters) are most passionate about. Bring paper and pen or laptop, and be ready to write! Exercises and prompts will be provided to shake up your imagination. The perfect place for new writers, or anyone who wants to shake it up a little and find some bright, shiny new inspiration! Class size limited.
“It Has To Be You” Saturday, January 19th at 8:00pm. 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. Saturday, January 19, at 8:oopm in the Garvin Theatre, followed by a brief talkback with audience, playwright and actors.
“If I Did This” Friday, January 18th at 8:00pm. A New Mystery Drama by award-winning playwright, 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. Friday, January 18, at 8:00pm in the Garvin Theatre, followed by a brief talkback with audience, playwright and actors. Scroll down to register for tickets “If I Did This”.
“A-5678!” Saturday, January 19th at 1:00pm. A-5678, A Musical Revue, is a show-within-a-show or, to be more precise, a “show-before-a-show.” Taking place before opening night and unfolding in real time, a cast of actors (ages 16-26) ready themselves for the inevitable moment when the curtain will rise in this workshop at 2:00PM on Saturday, January 19 in the Garvin Theatre Complex.
“Commedia dell’Arte” Saturday, January 19th, at 3:00pm. 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 3:00PM on Saturday, January 19 in the Garvin Theatre Complex. Scroll down to register for tickets for “Commedia dell’Arte”.
“Bringing Words to Life in a Body-Centered Way” Saturday, January 19th at 10:00am. 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.
All performances take place in the Garvin Theatre Complex, located at Santa Barbara City College, West Campus on the 800 block of Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA. For directions, click HERE