LAUNCH PAD, UC Santa Barbara’s unique new play development program, created ALONE, TOGETHER to provide vibrant opportunities for theater students during California’s Stay at Home order.
A celebration of innovation, ingenuity, and generosity inspired by the prompt “Alone, Together” – this program brings together 24 distinguished LAUNCH PAD alumni playwrights, including Mia Chung, Yussef El Guindi, Idris Goodwin, Arlene Hutton, James Still, Cheryl L. West and others, who have written 39 short plays and monologues specifically created to be performed on Zoom.
61 actors, 23 directors, and 3 designers are involved in the Festival. LAUNCH PAD’s ALONE, TOGETHER performs in 4 chapters in one Zoom webinar, each approximately 90 minutes, on Saturday, June 6.
The schedule includes Chapter 1 at 11 am, Chapter 2 at 1 pm, Chapter 3 at 4 pm and Chapter 4 at 6 pm (all times PST). LAUNCH PAD will host a “Chat and Chew” between Chapters 2 & 3 at 2:30 pm and a Post-Festival Q & A after Chapter 4 at 7:30 pm with artists and audience to talk about the plays and process.
Register here: https://bit.ly/2Aj0UmW Viewing is free. Beginning on June 20 the full presentation for viewing, as well as a downloadable PDF of the plays, will be available at https://launchpad.theaterdance.ucsb.edu.