Life after LAUNCH PAD

Performances ~ Press ~ Publications ~ Awards 

World Premiere of Memories of Overdevelopment by Caridad Svich 
Firehouse Theatre in Richmond, Virginia. February 7-25, 2024.

The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963 by Cheryl L. West 
South Carolina Childrens Theatre. January 19 - February 4, 2024.

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.


A Medusa Thread, by Candrice Jones, is presented in the West Harlem Art Fund's NP/10 Exhibition House, Nolan Park on Governors Island, NYC. Staged reading is part of New York Classical Theatre's first-ever new play competition: New Visions.
Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 12 noon.

headshot of Candrice JonesA Medusa Thread was featured in
LAUNCH PAD's 2021 BIPOC Reading Series Festival
and the 2022 Preview Production.


American Fast by Kareem Fahmy, Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Oregon
April 29-May 21, 2023


American Fast, City Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
April 29-May 21, 2023


American Fast, Kareem Fahmy, wins the 2022-2023 Woodward/Newman Award

headshot of Kareem FahmyThe Woodward/Newman Award is an exclusive honor offered by Bloomington Playwrights Project, started through the support of Joanne Woodward, Newman’s Own Foundation, and the Newman family, celebrating Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward’s tremendous history of work on stage and screen. American Fast was featured in LAUNCH PAD's 2021 BIPOC Reading Series Festival.

LAUNCH PAD playwright, James Still, wins the 2020 Indiana Authors Award!

headshot of James StillJames Still’s trilogy The Jack Plays is the winner of the 2020 Indiana Authors Award
in the Drama category! The plays in the trilogy are The House That Jack Built, Appoggiatura, 
and Miranda. We are proud to have developed Appoggiatura through a LAUNCH PAD Preview Production in 2013.



Past Performances

The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963, Seattle Children's Theater, Seattle, Oregon, May 6-22, 2022.

American Fast ( LAUNCH PAD 2022 BIPOC Reading Series Festival) presented at the 2022 Colorado New Play Summit, March 4-5, 2022.

The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963 presented by First Stage at Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee, WI, January 21 - February 13, 2022.

The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963 played at Indiana Repertory Theatre February 1- March 7, 2020. 

Staging the Daffy Dame was presented by Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre November 20-24, 2019.

The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963 premiered at the Chicago Children's Theatre from March 30 to May 19, 2019.

Staging the Daffy Dame was workshopped at TheatreSquared in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2018.

(A) New World was workshopped at Seven Devils Playwrights Conference in McCall, Idaho in 2018.

Through the Eye of a Needle premiered at the Road Theatre Company in Los Angeles in 2018.

"A" Train premiered at the 2017 United Solo Festival in New York where it won Best Production; it won Best Encore at the 2018 United Solo Festival. 'A' Train was later presented by PlayMakers Repertory Company at the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in North Carolina. For more information please visit this page.

April 4, 1968 premiered at the Indiana Repertory Theatre.

The Talented Ones had its world premiere at the Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Oregon in April 2017. View this page for more information!

Appoggiatura, commissioned by the Denver Center Theatre Company, was further developed at the Perry Mansfield New Works Festival and DCT’s Colorado New Play Summit.  It received its professional premiere at the Denver Center Theatre Company in 2015 directed by Risa Brainin and starring UCSB alum Julian Remulla. Please see this article for more information about the Denver Center production of Appoggiatura. In 2018 Appoggiatura played at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, for more information please visit this page.

Kingdom City received its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2014. Please see this article in the LA Times for more information.

La Niñera: The Nursemaid received a reading at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. 

Plumfield, Iraq has been produced at several colleges across the country. 

The Dinosaur Within received its professional premiere at the Boston Court Theatre.

Melancholy Play has been produced at professional theaters and colleges across the country including Perseverance Theatre, Northwestern University, and Urban Stages.