Sunday, January 20, 2013

Pictures from PlayFest Santa Barbara!

I had a wonderful time at PlayFest Santa Barbara in January.  The inaugural festival included plays by me (If I Did This) and Catherine Butterfield (It Has to Be You), as well as a host of other events.  I taught a playwriting workshop to a room full of eager students, young and old.  And I even took a little time out from rehearsals to walk on the beach in the bright, warm, southern California sunshine.  Beautiful!!  Many thanks to the event's producers R. Michael Gros, Jeffrey Meek, and Amanda Kramer, to my hosts (who allowed me to stay in their lovely guest cottage), and to my cast.

Talkback after the reading of "If I Did This" at PlayFest Santa Barbara with director and actors.
In rehearsal for "If I Did This" with director R. Michael Gros.   
With two of my actors from the reading of "If I Did This."
Teaching a playwriting workshop at PlayFest Santa Barbara, to Santa Barbara City College theater students as well as members of the community.
Teaching playwriting fun (and fundamentals) at PlayFest Santa Barbara. 
With the indefatigable Amanda Kramer!  Associate producer extraordinaire!
Go to Santa Barbara in January for a theater festival?  Well, you might have to twist my arm a little...
The Santa Barbara waterfront is a five minute walk from campus.  So pretty! 
Happy playwright at PlayFest Santa Barbara!


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