Free playwriting workshop and Play reading

Contact Details:

Phone: 805-564-5611


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**Events may have been canceled or postponed. Please contact the venue to confirm the event.

Date & Time

Sat, May 25 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sat, May 25 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Address (map)

40 East Anapamu Street


S.B. Central Library

On May 25th, a free playwriting workshop for teens and adults will take place from 10am to noon at the Santa Barbara Central Library. No experience necessary, but a keen interest in storytelling is a plus. A free play reading of the Festival Honoree plays, OUT THERE RIGHT HERE, by A. R. Nicholas will be presented in the Library at 6pm that evening. Immediately following the reading, an audience talkback with the author and creative team will take place. Anna Nicholas, Honoree playwright, will conduct the playwriting workshop.

OUT THERE RIGHT HERE takes place at the intersection of science and faith, with a dash of magical realism, and asks, “What does it mean to believe in anything? The author describes the play, writing, “It’s Autumn, the Santa Anas are blowing and LA’s on fire again. Jasper Molloy is an aging Apollo astronaut diagnosed with Alzheimer’s who’s been stashing Oxycontin in the bookshelves until the day he has enough to off himself. Daughter Lucie was an archeologist until her son was killed by a philandering neighbor’s pool man and she found the Lord; while son Hubble’s a SETI researcher and Atheist who spends his days searching for life in the multiverse. Then in walks Johnny, a contractor Lucie meets online, who shakes things up with his open heart and mind.”

These events are possible through a partnership of PlayFest Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Central Library. For more information contact R. Michael Gros, PlayFest Co-Artistic Director or Jace Turner, Santa Barbara Public Library Community Relations Librarian, (805-564-5611)




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