WHO: UCSB’s Launch Pad - A Preview Production of a New Play
WHAT: APPOGGIATURA By James Still , Directed by: Risa Brainin, Lighting: Michael Klaers, Costumes: Devon Painter, Scenery: Nayna Ramey, Musical Director: David Potter
Starring: UCSB faculty artists Irwin Appel and Anne Torsiglieri with UCSB students: Andrea Barborka, Chris Costanzo, Ian Elliot, Sophie Hassett, Dominic Olivo, Julian Remulla, Sachi Tanaka
WHEN: Thursday, February 28 �" Saturday, March 9, 2013 Thurs �" Sat @ 8 p.m.; Sunday March 3 @ 2 p.m.
WHERE: Hatlen Theater, UCSB Campus, Ocean Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (Park in lot 22)
TICKETS: $17 general; $13 student/senior, UCSB staff & faculty
INFO: (805) 893-7221 Use this link to order your tickets now:
ABOUT: appoggiatura uh-poj-uh-toor-uh : from the Italian appoggiare meaning “to lean.” In music, appoggiatura is a note of long or short duration sometimes creating a dissonance before resolving into a main note. Appoggiatura is a play about an American family finding itself by completely losing itself. Italy is a good place to do just that.
The Hatlen Theater is wheelchair accessible and has the Assistive Listening System in place for patrons who are hard of hearing. Please call in advance to make arrangements (805) 893-3022
In 2010 the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance formalized LAUNCH PAD, a residency and performance program at UCSB. This program arrived with Risa Brainin when she joined the faculty in 2004. This is the eighth new play that has been produced. Her experience as a director in regional theatres across the U.S. allowed her to create great working relationships with new American playwrights. This exciting initiative offers a professional playwright the chance to fully produce an original work with faculty members and guest artists in a safe environment with deeply engaged students who are hungry to learn how new plays are developed. Prominent writers who have participated in this process at UCSB include Lila Rose Kaplan, Barbara Lebow, Sarah Ruhl, John Walch, Beau Willimon, and Sheri Wilner.