Alone, Together

"Expect to be amused, provoked, soothed, and tickled by the mass of collective
theatrical intelligence..."                                      
~ Charles Donelan, SB Independent

61 Actors
    39 Plays
        24 Playwrights
            23 Directors
                8 Artistic/Production/Administrative Staff
                    5 Stage Managers
                        4 Time Zones
                            3 Dramaturgs
                                3 Designers
                                    2 Festival Directors
                                        1 ZOOM!

Created to provide vibrant opportunities for theater students during the “Stay at Home” order in California, Alone, Together is a celebration of innovation, ingenuity, and generosity. Inspired by the
prompt “Alone, Together” and responding to an invitation to collaborate from Artistic Director Risa Brainin
and Professor Annie Torsiglieri, 24 distinguished LAUNCH PAD alumni playwrights have written 39 short plays and monologues specifically created to be performed on Zoom. Join us on June 6!

Tech week is now underway featuring UC Santa Barbara students, faculty, and professional guest artists. Alone, Together is a perfect celebration of LAUNCH PAD’s 15 year anniversary as it continues its mission to provide students the opportunity to work with living playwrights on new plays. In these extraordinary times, LAUNCH PAD is doing its part to keep theatre alive. Here's the link! Join us for all or part of the day! Take a look to see what's playing: Chapter One. Chapter Two. Chapter Three. Chapter Four

Read the latest from Charles Donelan at Santa Barbara Independent.

     flyer for "Alone,Together", a Zoom festival of monologues and short plays

We are so pleased to welcome back our distinguished LAUNCH PAD alumi Linda Alper, Katie Bender,
Jami Brandli, Leo Cabranes-Grant, Dan Castellaneta, Mia Chung, Yussef El Guindi, Anne García-Romero,
Idris Goodwin, Enid Graham, Arlene Hutton, Lila Rose Kaplan, William Davies King, Deb Lacusta,
Jenny Mercein, Brian Otaño, Lynn Rosen, Cheri Steinkellner, James Still, Alison Tatlock, Annie Torsiglieri,
John Walch, Cheryl L. West, and Sheri Wilner. Here are some of the faces to go with the names...

     headshot of Linda Alper, playwright   photo of Jami Brandi, playwright   headshot of Yussef El Guindi, playwright
     Linda Alper                                 Jami Brandli                     Yussef El Guindi

    headshot of Anne Garcia-Romero, playwright       headshot of Enid Graham, playwright, with a face mask on    headshot of Jenny Mercein, playwright  
   Anne García-Romero            Enid Graham                         Jenny Mercein

               headshot of Cheryl L. West, playwright    headshot of Katie Bender, playwright     headshot of Cheri Steinkellner, playwright
                 Cheryl L. West                         Katie Bender                   Cheri Steinkellner

           headshot of Annie Torsiglieri, playwright/director/actor   headshot of Lynn Rosen, playwright  headshot of Lila Rose Kaplan, playwright
            Annie Torsiglieri                Lynn Rosen                            Lila Rose Kaplan

              headshot of William Davies King, playwright   headshot of Arlene Hutton, playwright, with a mask on   headshot of James Still, playwright
                Willam Davies King            Arlene Hutton                    James Still

                                     headshot of Sheri Wilner, playwright  double headshot of Brian Otano, playwright, one with face mask, one without
                                         Sheri Wilner                                Brian Otaño

                     headshot of Dan Castellaneta, playwright (only showing top half of head!)  headshot of Deb Lacusta, playwright   photo of Leo Cabranes-Grant, playwright
                         Dan Castellaneta                 Deb Lacusta              Leo Cabranes-Grant

                headshot of Idris Goodwin, playwright   headshot of Alison Tatlock, playwright  headshot of John Walch, playwright
                    Idris Goodwin                        Alison Tatlock               John Walch  


Alone, Together in the News...

Alone, Together Zooms on June 6 is the headline for this inspiring article
by Charles Donelan in SB Independent. (June 1, 2020) features Alone, Together. (June 2, 2020)

Alone, Together Zoom Festival and other UCSB online initiatives featured in
SB Independent Online, by Charles Donelan. (May 7, 2020)

We are figuring it out, scene by scene! Here we are in American Theatre magazine
in an article by Utkarsha Laharia.
 (April 23, 2020)

Look for "Zoom Plays" in this MovieMaker mention by UCSB graduate Tim Molloy.

Please enjoy this article in SB independent, written by Charles Donelan.
(April 1, 2020)