- TD-West 1507
SUMMER LAUNCH PAD: New Plays in Process invites three professional playwrights to join the UCSB community as artists in residence in a summer course. The collaboration between LAUNCH PAD Artistic Director Risa Brainin, a team of undergraduate students and the playwrights culminates in public readings and open rehearsals.
Click HERE to read the UC Santa Barbara Current's article about the LAUNCH PAD: New Plays in Process series.
Barbara Lebow’s Gun Play
Three generations of an American family experience the wrenching after effects of a mass shooting. We travel with a survivor of traumatic brain injury during the process of trying to accept dramatic changes in physical, cognitive and emotional abilities. Gun Play is a journey toward healing.
Barbara Lebow was playwright in residence at the Academy Theatre in Atlanta. Other theaters producing her work include Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage Company, Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, and Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara. A Shayna Maidel (Off-Broadway 1987 - 1989) continues receiving regional and international productions. Among numerous awards, Lebow received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwriting and a TCG/Pew Theatre Artists Residency. Plumfield, Iraq was developed at UCSB and premiered with LAUNCH PAD in 2008. La Niñera: The Nursemaid, premiered at UCSB in 2009.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO UCSB
Driving to UCSB from the south?
Take Highway 101 North to the Highway 217/Airport/UCSB exit. Highway 217 will lead you directly to the East Gate entrance of UCSB. Upon entering campus, veer right of the roundabout and follow Mesa Rd to the third stoplight, Ocean Rd. Turn left onto Ocean Rd, then follow through a stop sign, two stoplights (across El Colegio Rd), then park in Lot 23 an open lot on the left. When you park in that lot, you’ll see the Theater/Dance building in front of you across the bike path (Faculty Club is on the right and we are on the left.) Go through the glass door and room 1507 is halfway down the hall on your left.
Driving to UCSB from the north?
Take highway 101 South to the Glen Annie/Storke Rd exit; turn right onto Storke Rd and follow across Hollister Ave to El Colegio Rd. Turn left. El Colegio Rd will take you directly onto campus. At Ocean Rd, turn right, then park in Lot 23 an open lot on the left. When you park in that lot, you’ll see the Theater/Dance building in front of you across the bike path (Faculty Club is on the right and we are on the left.) Go through the glass door and room 1507 is halfway down the hall on your left.
This program is supported by the UCSB Summer Sessions Cultural Enrichment Grant and the UCIRA Open Classroom Grant.