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Be a Venture Culturalist! You can be a producer of our new play and musical festival, PlayFest Santa Barbara!

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WHAT IS PLAYFEST SANTA BARBARA?

PlayFest Santa Barbara is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that will stage professional theatre readings of original new plays and musicals, as well as, new translations and adaptations of classics by emerging and established writers. We will also conduct workshops, lectures and interviews from master theatre artists.  

OUR MISSION

PlayFest Santa Barbara is dedicated to the discovery and development of new plays, musicals and audiences.

OUR VISION

Our vision is informed by our commitment to performing arts virtuosity. We aim to create a haven for diverse artists to develop and celebrate classic and new literary and musical works from conception to completion.

We are committed to providing an exciting and creative environment for artists to hone their skills and promote their talent with the support and guidance of the world’s leading professional theatre artists.

Above all, we expect to be a credit to the communities we serve, a valuable resource to our audience, and a place where dedicated artists can grow and prosper. Toward this end, we will not only listen to our audience and artists, but also embrace the idea that PlayFest Santa Barbara is at their service.

WHY KICKSTARTER?

We believe the first amendment to be one of our greatest gifts and we intend to honor it the best way we can. The broadest base of financial support for PlayFest will allow us to provide the greatest creative freedom for our artists. With you, as our producer, we feel we have a better chance at presenting the playwright's true vision.

  •  THE TALKS at PlayFest Santa Barbara

Where is live performance headed and who are the leaders of theatrical innovation? In addition to staging the new plays and musicals, we will include The Talks at PlayFest Santa Barbara. Modeled after the TEDx Conferences, PlayFest Santa Barbara will also provide theatre lovers and students with the opportunity to attend performances, lectures, interviews, and master classes with some of the world’s leading artists. The Talks will focus primarily on conversations about the future of theatre. 

  • THE PLAYS AND MUSICALS

Thursday, January 17 - 20, 2013, we will stage multiple readings, with professional actors, of selected new plays or musicals.

  • THE HONORS AWARDS

At the PlayFest Honors Gala, Saturday, January 19, 2013, PlayFest Honors Awards will be given to individuals for lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to theatre arts and education. The Gala will also include a reception for the Honorees following the ceremony. 

WHEN? 

Our inaugural festival rehearsals and performances run Monday, January 14 – Sunday, January 20, 2013. 

WHERE?

At the Garvin Theatre Complex, located on the beautiful Santa Barbara City College Campus, on the cliffs, overlooking Santa Barbara Harbor. The complex includes the 400 seat, newly renovated, state-of-the-art, Garvin Theatre and the intimate Jurkowitz Theatre, with a seating capacity of 106. The Jurkowitz Theatre has also been recently remodeled to improve the theatre’s function, aesthetics and comfort. The new comfortable upholstered theatre seats have been arranged to provide optimum viewing angles, meet ADA requirements and provide easy access for the entire audience.

www.playfestsantabarbara.org

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    Thank you! You're now an official Venture Culturalist! You will receive a personal thank you from our creative team via twitter @PlayFestSB

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    You will receive a personal thank you from our creative team via twitter @PlayFestSB plus +
    we'll also send you our official "Venture Culturalist" bumper sticker!

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    All of the above plus + a poster from our first festival! If you like, signed by all the playwrights, composers, directors and actors!

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    All of the above plus + a wine glass with the PlayFest Santa Barbara logo etched on it.

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    All of the above plus a PlayFest Santa Barbara T-shirt - The logo and "Venture Culturalist" printed on it.

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    All of the above plus + TWO TICKETS to a PlayFest Santa Barbara staged reading!

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    EXCLUSIVE! All of the above plus + two tickets to an additional play reading. SIGNED SCRIPTS of all the NEW PLAYS AND MUSICALS by the participating playwrights! Plus a downloadable DVD of "PlayFest Santa Barbara 2013" Documentary.

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    EXCLUSIVE! The whole shebang plus + TWO VIP PASSES to every reading at PlayFest Santa Barbara!

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    HONORARY PRODUCER CREDIT! All of the above plus + lunch for two with the PlayFest team. Your name emblazoned in all programs as a PlayFest Santa Barbara Honorary Producer.

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    VIP GALA AND PARTY!!! All of the above plus + you and a guest will party with all the writers, actors and directors at the Honors Gala and after party.

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