Mission Statement

Our Mission

PlayFest Santa Barbara is dedicated to the discovery and development of new plays, musicals and audiences.

Our Vision

Our vision is informed by our commitment to performing arts virtuosity.  We aim to create a haven for diverse artists to develop and celebrate classic and new literary and musical works from conception to completion.

We are committed to providing an exciting and creative environment for artists to hone their skills and promote their talent with the support and guidance of the world’s leading professional theatre artists.


John Achorn gave a demonstration of Commedia dell’arte during PlayFest Santa Barbara’s first season