Artists to Date

18 years of collaboration!

company photo from Alone, Together final gathering

With a mix of professional playwrights, UCSB students and faculty,
and guest artists from coast to coast, we are grateful for them all!


"...this program creates the next generation of theatre artists, who are sensitive to the new play process and adept at helping draw out the writer's intent. LAUNCH PAD is one of the most exciting new models for new play development in the country..."

~John Walch, playwright


Playwrights

Linda Alper, Jennifer Barclay, Katie Bender, Jami Brandli, Deborah Brevoort, Leo Cabranes-Grant, Dan Castellaneta, Mia Chung, Lisa Sanaye Dring, Yussef El Guindi, Kareem Fahmy, Anne García-Romero, Franky D. Gonzalez, Enid Graham, Keiko Green, Declan Hughes, Arlene Hutton, Idris Goodwin, Candrice Jones, Dave Jortner, Lila Rose Kaplan, William Davies King, Deb Lacusta, Barbara Lebow, Rehana Lew Mirza, Christina McMahon, Jenny Mercein, Joyce Carol Oates, Milta Ortiz, Brian Otaño, christopher oscar peña, Eliana Pipes, Lynn Rosen, Sarah Ruhl, KJ Sanchez, Dale Griffiths Stamos, Cheri Steinkellner, James Still, Caridad Svich, Alison Tatlock, Annie Torsiglieri, John Walch, Stephanie Kyung Sun Walters, Cheryl L. West, Beau Willimon, Sheri Wilner

Directors

Irwin Appel, Hala Baki, Selene Betancourt, Michael Bernard, Kate Bergstrom, Daniel Andres Blanco, Chanel Bragg, Sean Cawelti, Sylvia Cervantes Blush, Risa Brainin, Leo Cabranes-Grant, Julia Cho, Shianne Dingeman, Jonathan L. Green, Shirley Jo Finney, Julie Fishell, Katherine Hamilton, Billie Stouter Hassebrock, Stefan James, Jenny Koons, Jenny Mercein, Sara Rademacher, Jack Richman, Pesha Rudnick, Riya Sahasrabudhe, Maria Zelaya Santillan, Iris Skeen, Cheri Steinkellner, Yizhou (Frances) Sun, Erica Terpening-Romeo, Lucie Tiberghien, Anne Torsiglieri, Rebecca Wear, Nicole Zahner

Scenic, Costume, Lighting, and Video/Projectins Designers

Anna Bondur, Ann Bruice, Michael Figge, Elijah Frankle, Caite Hevner, Dianne Holly, Michael Klaers, Meredith Keir, Kacey Kvamme, Andrew Layton, Allison Lowery, Darren McCroom, Daniel Melnick, Greg Mitchell, L.B. Morse, Shaun Motley, Devon Painter, Nayna Ramey, Tal Sanders, Nick Santiago, Stephanie Kerley Schwartz, Vickie J. Scott, Ann Sheffield, Gary Wichansky, Carey Wong, Dana Rebecca Woods

Composers, Lyricists, and Sound Designers

Irwin Appel, Brad Carroll, Jim Connolly, Michelle DiBucci, Paris Ray Dozier, Portia Kamons, Michael Keck, John Markiewicz, Daniel Melnick, Guarav Mishra, Marc Antonio Pritchett, Michael Roth, Randy Tico

Choreographers, Fight Coaches, Stunt Coordinators

James Donlon, Valerie Huston, Ken Merckx, Christina McCarthy, Jeff Mills, Christopher Pilafian, Celina Surniak, Brandon Whited, Moll Wilson

Music and Band Directors

Andres Enriquez, Jeremy Mann, Jonathan Nathan, David Potter

Vocal, Dialect, and Speech Coaches

Erika Akerman, Cynthia DeCure, Michael Morgan

Actors

Joré Aaron-Broughton, Zackery Alexander, Cece Alatorre, Phoebe Alva, Irwin Appel, Steven Armstrong, Olivia Arnold, Aaron Arpon, Austin Dean Ashford, Catherine Ballantyne, Jason Barlaan, Ashley Beeson, Lydia Rae Benko, Amanda Berning, Daniel Andres Blanco, Samantha Bohlke-Slater, Andrea Borborikova, Dakotah Brown, Megan Brown, Jason Bowe, Maison "Bub" Bray, Shekinah Bryant, Christine Buccelli, Johnathan Buhrer, Lindsay Calva, Monica Granados Campa, Amaris Canada, Emma Cardoso, Adrian Carter, Brittany Carriger, Julie Caudill, Li Joan Cheam, Lucas Cheng, Anabell Cho, Xochitl Clare, Kat Cleave, Dan Colohan, Chuck Cooper, Roz Cornejo, Sheila Correa, Christopher Costanzo, Ivana Cruz, Daniel Cuasay, Sarah Davila, Harry Davis, Josh Domingo, Frances Domingos, Carlee Douglas, Ian Elliott, Nora El Samahy, Nick Enea, RJ Enriquez, Christy Escobar, Charlie Faith, Diane Fidalgo, Victoria Finlayson, Julie Fishell, Daniel Flores, Sarai Ford, Nick Freedson, Andrew Fromer, Betty Galindo, Joelle Golda, Luis Gomez, Qualiema Green, Charles Grant, Amy Gumenick,

Jane Hajduk, Kathy Hamilton, Violet Joy Hansen, Brian Harwell, Sophie Hassett, Sierra Hastings, Jack Hayes, Josh Heisler, Daniel J Herrera, Michelle Hester, Fletcher Hoffman, Kirsten Høj, Ryan Hollon, Jordan Holmes, Andalyn Honselaar, Matthew Horn, Alexander Hudson, Merlin Huff, William Huffaker, Kerry Jacinto, Hind Jadallah-Karra, Katherine Jiang Li, Valeryee Jimenez, LaJae Johnson, Aisha Kabia, Navnoor Singh Kahlon, Alexa Kahn, Michael Keck, Josh Keeler, Brennan Kelleher, Celene Khuu, Nico Kiefer, Ethan J. Kim, Taylor Kirk, Alex Knox, Matte Kranz, Ruffy Landayan, Caroline (Carly) Lankarani, Amanda Lawson, Janine Leano, Tonea Lolin, Natasha Lloyd, Ryan Lockwood, Alyssa Longwell, Colson Lynn, Lucy Ma, Zach Macias, Gianmarco Mallque, Schuyler Marcier, Milo Marsden, Alexandra Martin, Maddi Martin, Will McFadden, Emily McKeown, Peerada Meemalayath, Victoria T. Mejia, Olivia Mendoza, Jeff Mills, Heather Moiseve, Jane Morris, Brianna Mungo, Val Murillo, Emily Newsome, Jason Andrew Narvy, Allyson Nicholas, Chase O’Donnell, Dominic Olivo, Shaunyce Omar, Sean O'Shea, Hayley O'Toole,

Shannon Parker, Carlos Peñuela, Ansley Pierce, Truly Polite, Lindsay Ray, Davina Reed, Diana Redd, Dillon Redd, Skarlett Redd, Tyler Reinhold, James Reisner, Julian Remulla, Cyrus Roberts, Karina Rodriguez, Julian Rubel, Hasmik Saakian, Leila Sadr, Courtney Salvage, Joe Samaniego, Rigoberto Sanchez, David Santana, Angelo Santos, Brytni Sarpy, Adriana Savahn-Nichols, Jenna Scanlon, Jeremy Scharf, Michael Seitz, Kody Siemensma, Harut Simonian, Vishay Singh, Alexandra Singleton, Ahlora Smith, Hollie Sokol, Joe Spano, Jonah Spitler, Lana Spring, Daniel Stein, Cheri Steinkellner, Carissa Stewart, Abby Stoiber, Benny Wayne Sully, Frances (Yizhou) Sun, Sophie Swezey, Sachi Tanaka, Andre Taylor, Blake Thompson, Roberto Tolentino, Emilianis Torres, Anne Torsiglieri, Magan Tran, Andrew Truong, Hailey Turner, Lourdes Uribe, Peter Van Norden, Isabella Velarde, Angel Villalobos, Trevor Wade, Garrett Ward, Jarred Webb, Sabra Weber, Varrick Weir, Chelsea Williams, Zuri Wilson, Ashley Windham, Nickey Winkelman, Martin Wong, Mario Carlo Yates, Makela Yepez, Beren Yildirim, Verenice Zuniga

Musicians & Music Consultants

Andy Benson, Alex Blue, EJ Fernandez, Kevin Harvey, Claudia Kiser, Andrew Williams, Eric Wolff

Assistant Directors

April Aguillar, Ahmed Asi, Joyelle Ball, Lola Barak, Lukas Bridgeman, Dan Colohan, Angela Cruz, Miriam Dance, Clareann Despain, Farrah Gharibian, Kathy Hamilton, Sian Harden, Haddy Kreie, Howard Lukk, Sophie Lynd, Ian Messersmith, Tristan Newcomb, Sophia Papalia, Jesus Ramirez, Jack Richman, Torsten Sannar, Manuel Sherbakoff, Yizhou "Frances" Sun, Megan Sweigert, Emily Weisberg, Katie Wert, Grace Wilken, Rachel Wolfe

Assistant and Associate Designers

Allison Agler, Adrian Arcila, Olivia Averett, Stephanie Bragdon, Brook Burnett, Brittany Baughman, Jennifer Caldwell, Maddi Carroll, Michael Chemycz, Anabell Cho, Sarah Cogan, Tyler DuBovy, Dana Fox-Ortner, Elijah Frankle, Kevin Kai Goh, Lindsey Gumaer, Lisa Gumm, Paulo Gutierrez, Jia Gu, Laura Hall, Kaila Hoppe, Mitchell Jakubka, LaJae Johnson, Jackie Kay, Nora Keenan, Merideth Kerr, Kaede "Kai" Kogo, Sarah Lazoff, Jo Lee, Savannah Lo, Julia Lodman-Slater, Alyssa Longwill, Sophie Lynd, Allison McSwain, Spencer Michaels, Chad Mandala, Erinn McGrew, Allison McSwain, Valerie Mondo, Taylor O’Connor, Janet O’Neill, Kelly Owen, Kohl Peifer, Eris Aragon Ramirez, Sharon Rosenberg, Maria Zelaya Santillan, Andrew Schmedake, Katie Schulte, Jack Scullion, Dakota Smith, Soumya Suresh, Daniel Trostler, Julia Van Broek, Antonio Cruz Ventura, Maggie Welch, Yanbing "Judy" Zhu

Dramaturgs

Lindsay Allbaugh, Ahmed Asi, Joyelle Ball, Leo Cabranes-Grant, Kimberly Colburn, Clareann Despain, Liz Engelman, Letty Garcia, Brian Granger, Jaime Gray, Mona Heinze, Yassi Jahanmir, Jihye Kim, Haddy Kreie, Blossom Johnson, Janine Leano, Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel, Alyssa Mullen, Jessica Nakamura, Eric Nightengale, Lynde Rosario, Courtney Rundell, Luan Schooler, Divinia Shorter, Christine Sumption

Assistant Dramaturgs

Nikki Stark

Stage Managers

Hallie Baran, Alex E. Berger, Megan Brown, KC Buller, Emily "Mike" Coin, Angelica Diaz, Samantha Dei Rossi, Hannah Froman, Rose Fliegel, Armando Garcia, Aylin Garcia, Jaella Hardaway, Sian Harden, Andalyn Honselaar, Makena Inghram, May Lo, Sophie Lynd, Ian Messersmith, Rebecca Moreno, Maria Zelaya Santillan, Nikki Stark, Abby Stoiber, Daniel Trostler, Trinity Wicklund, Lauren Woods

Assistant Stage Managers

Nicole Barnekow, Stephanie Bragdon, Emily Coin, Angel Diaz, Erin Donahue, Rose Fliegel, Christine Hamlin, Melissa Hartman, Jessie Horvath, Ellie Kim, Steven Kong, Sophie Lynd, Sophia Papalia, Alicia Patterson, Isaac Villa Remijio, Nicole Rillorta, Joel Rivas, Megan Sweigert, Tracy Woodward, Andrea Zhang

Playwrighting Interns

Sabine Carreon, Victor Corrales, Roni Raggone, Zuri Wilson