Fall One Acts 2022

Event Date: 

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 7:30pm
Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 2:00pm
Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 7:30pm
Sunday, November 13, 2022 - 2:00pm

Event Date Details: 

NOV 10, 12 | 7:30 PM

NOV 12, 13 | 2:00 PM

Event Location: 

  • UCSB Studio Theater

Event Price: 

FREE* Admission

*Suggested contribution of $3

mentored by Risa Brainin

Undergraduate directing students stage a variety of one-act plays, ranging from cutting-edge contemporary pieces to tried-and-true classics.


For the first time, we will be livestreaming the performance on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 2:00pm! Tune in to our Facebook Live event at 2:00 on Sunday to catch the live performance of these two one act plays, written by James Still and directed by two UCSB Seniors, Hannah Froman and Sophia Papalia. 

Click here to RSVP for the Livestream!

One Acts

Reunion by James Still

REUNION is the story of two souls who get to spend 24-hours together once every 100 years -- a cosmic connection that spans time and space, logic and place. Part fantasy, part feeling, REUNION is mostly a mysterious love story -- the way all love stories dance with mysteries in one way or another.  

Dash Climbs a Rope by James Still

Dash has a story to tell.  He’s either an older man looking back at his adolescence — or a curious kid intuiting his future. It depends on how you look at the story. Part fictive memoir, part confession, part sexual awakening and all parts love and lust, DASH CLIMBS A ROPE is about a 13 year-old boy who climbs a rope in gym class and won’t come down. He has his reasons which make him surprisingly relatable: haven’t we all wanted to climb a rope and not come down? One thing for sure is that Dash’s story is a celebration of one kid’s inner life. Tired of queer stories always being depressing? Me too. DASH CLIMBS A ROPE is about the ways being authentic creates space for tenderness and triumph. 


Hannah Froman is a double major transfer student at UCSB studying English and Theater in the directing concentration. Hannah transferred to UCSB from Ventura College where she received an AA in Theater Arts.  At UCSB, she most recently assistant directed as a part of the LAUNCH PAD Summer Reading Series and was the stage manager for A Medusa Thread in Spring of 2022. Reunion by James Still is her first full production to direct, and she really hopes you enjoy it!
Sophia Papalia is a fourth year theater major in the directing concentration at UCSB. More recently on campus she was the Stage Manager for LAUNCHPAD's work with One Month Along over summer, Assistant Stage Manager for A Medusa Thread in Spring 2022, and acted in UCSB Amplify's 24 Hour Play Festival this quarter! This is her first full-length play she has directed at UCSB. She hopes you enjoy it!!!

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