Event Date Details:
NOV 10, 12 | 7:30 PM
NOV 12, 13 | 2:00 PM
- UCSB Studio Theater
*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.
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.
Health protocols for 2022-2023 events will be determined in conjunction with evolving state, local and university guidelines, and are subject to change. Please check the Theater/Dance website for details and updates closer to the date of the event.