What the Press is Saying

"There’s nothing more exciting than developing new work ~
being in the room, with the playwright,
while it’s happening.” 

Annie Torsiglieri, quoted in American Theatre Magazine

"These world-class writers have
knocked it out of the park.”

~ Christopher Sergel III, president of Dramatic Publishing

"Expect to be amused, provoked, soothed, and tickled by
the mass of collective theatrical intelligence that will be on display."

~ Charles Donelan, SB Independent

Although LAUNCH PAD Preview Productions and plays-in-process are not reviewed, the program continues to make headlines!

Latest Work Looks at England's Queen Margaret
Independent.com by Maggie Yates (February 19, 2023)

LAUNCH PAD Previews Play About England's Margaret of Anjou
Noozhawk.com coverage (February 11, 2023)

SHE WOLF Margaret of Anjou by Katie Bender
Broadwayworld.com coverage (February 10, 2023)

New Plays Promise Laughs and Substance /Tom Jacobs’ article for The Current
(July 5, 2022)

LAUNCH PAD presents a new take on a fierce mythological character in UCSB's The Current
Read about A Medusa Thread by Candrice Jones
(May 11, 2022 by Tom Jacobs)

Playwright Candrice Jones imagines the afterlife at UCSB in the SB Independent.
(May 10, 2022 by Charles Donelan)

Shanghai by Linda Alper is in the virtual theater...read more on BroadwayWorld.com.
(May 11, 2021 by Stephi Wild)

On the Air with Lance Orozco of KCLU: "South Coast Theater Festival Provides Platforms for New Works"
(April 2, 2021)

The BIPOC Reading Series Festival is LIVE on Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3. Six bold new plays in two days! Read more in UCSB's The Current.
(March 29, 2021 by Nora Drake)

Harry Lawton (KCSB) interviews Director Risa Brainin and Playwright Cheryl L. West about Elocutia Does Pygmalion. (2020 Summer Reading Series)

The Lasting Encore by Jim Logan spotlights the publishing of the 
Alone, Together compliation by Dramatic Publishing. (August 24, 2020)

Along with others in the SB community, we continue to create theater during the pandemic crisis.
(July 16, 2020 Charles Donelan article in the SB Independent) 

Regional Spotlight on LAUNCH PAD during a global health crisis featuring an interview with Risa Brainin.
(Broadwayworld.com June 11, 2020)

Alone, Together Premieres Today! is the headline from Broadwayworld.com.
(June 6, 2020)

University of Arkansas features playwright John Walch and Alone, Together.
(June 3, 2020)

Broadwayworld.com features Alone, Together. (June 2, 2020)

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

Please enjoy this promotion piece created by UCSB student Calvin Bruhns:

UCSB's The Current features Alone, Together. (June 1, 2020)

Alone, Together Zoom Festival and other UCSB online initiatives featured in
the 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 the SB independent, written by Charles Donelan.
(April 1, 2020)

What Martha Did: the gift of being a LAUNCH PAD preview production, SB Independent article. 
(November 13, 2019)

"A" Train stops at Center Stage Santa Barbara, SB Independent article. 
(October 10, 2018)

UC Santa Barbara's own web publication, The Current, published an article about LAUNCH PAD.
(June 23, 2014)

"From Good to Great with the UCSB BFA Program in Theater" in the Santa Barbara Independent.
(November 9, 2017)

LAUNCH PAD provides "The Missing Piece" in this article by Tom Jacobs for American Theatre Magazine.
(March 13, 2013)

The Santa Barbara Independent published an article about LAUNCH PAD.
(February 13, 2013)

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