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Welcome to LAUNCH PAD

A Letter from our Artistic Director...

Welcome to LAUNCH PAD! 

LAUNCH PAD began in 2005 and we are proud to have supported so many talented playwrights and plays on their journey from incubation to professional world premiere. We have a dynamic season planned for 2023.

First up was the "LAUNCH PAD Amplify Reading Series Festival” on January 13 & 14, 2023 featuring the works of Yussef El Guindi, Jacqueline E. Lawton, Eric Reyes Loo, and Stephanie Kyung Sun Walters.. In February/March we present the preview production of “SHE WOLF, Margaret of Anjou" written by Katie Bender. The concept of a "Preview Production” is unique in the American theater: a fully realized and professionally designed and directed production that stays in previews throughout the run of the show allowing the writer to revise their work through the final performance. Bringing together talented students, faculty artists, and professional guest artists to work on these dynamic new plays is the hallmark of our program. Hope you can join us!

Thank you for checking us out! If you have any questions about our work, please reach out to LAUNCHPAD@theaterdance.ucsb.edu.

Risa


Upcoming Events...

SHE WOLF
Margaret of Anjou

by Katie Bender

Feb 22, 24, 25, 28, Mar 2-4 / 7:30 PM
March 4, 5 / 2:00 PM
(purchase tickets here)

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2023 Summer Reading Series
July 20, July 27, August 3

(save the dates!)

 

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In The News...


Congratulations Idris!

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Idris Goodwin

Seattle Children's Theatre announces Idris Goodwin as its new Artistic Director!


Congratulations Kareem!

Playwright Kareem Fahmy
(with American Fast) is the
2022-23 Woodward/Newman Award Winner.
 

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American Fast was featured in
LAUNCH PAD's 2021 BIPOC Reading Series Festival.


Congratulations Stephanie!

Playwright Stephanie Kyung Sun Walters and
Acetone Wishes and Plexiglass Dreams 

wins 2022 Terrence McNally Award.


Stephanie received this award for the final part of her Koreatown Trilogy, 
Acetone Wishes and Plexiglass Dreams, which was featured in
LAUNCH PAD's 2022 BIPOC Reading Series Festival.

 

 


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Dramatic Publishing: publisher
and exclusive licensing of
LAUNCH PAD’s Alone, Together Festival
of short plays and monologues!

If you are interested in licensing the Alone, Together compilation,
please contact CustomerService@dpcplays.com or visit their website.


 

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