Launch Pad Summer Reading Series 2018 Week Three

Event Date: 

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Event Date Details: 

  • Friday, September 14 / 7:30 PM / UCSB Studio Theater
  • Reception at 7:00 PM

Event Location: 

  • UCSB Studio Theater

Event Price: 


  • Theater

The Myths We Made by Brian Otaño

  • Friday, September 14 / 7:30 PM / UCSB Studio Theater

Please join us for a Reception with the playwright at 7:00 PM

The Myths We Made by Brian Otaño 

Directed by Julie Fishell

The Myths We Made: In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Linares family attempts to put the pieces of their once-idyllic life back together after their Brooklyn home is flooded. When the family tears down their aboveground pool and discovers a long-buried corpse underneath it, they must face down the legacy of violence they share with the ghosts living next door and decide on a path for their future. 

Brian Otaño Brian Otaño is a bi-coastal playwright and TV writer. Most recently, he co-wrote You Across From Me, the 42ndHumana Festival PTC show at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Other plays include The Dust, Tara, Zero Feet Away and The Dooley Street Trilogy: Between the Sandbar and the Shore, What We Told the Neighbors & The Myths We Made. Brian’s plays have been developed and workshopped with Roundabout Theater Company, Page 73, The Parsnip Ship, Ars Nova, New York Theater Workshop, Atlantic Theater Company, IAMA Theatre Company (LA), Celebration Theatre (LA) and Milagro Theater (Portland). This year, Brian was admitted to Center Theater Group’s Writing Cohort and Geffen Playhouse’s Writers’ Room. Previous residencies and fellowships include New Dramatists Van Lier Fellowship, P73’s Interstate 73 Writers Group, New York Theater Workshop 2050 Fellowship, ArsNova’s Playgroup, Space on Ryder Farm, Disney ABC TV Writing Program (Finalist/Alternate) and the NHMC TV Writers Fellowship. Education: BFA, Dramatic Writing (SUNY Purchase).