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a LAUNCH PAD preview production

Staging the Daffy Dame a new play by

Anne García-Romero directed by Risa Brainin

MAR 2-3, 6-10 8 PM MAR 4, 10-11 2 PM Studio Theater artwork by Pablo Picasso

Staging the daffy dame by anne garcĂ­a - romero

CAST of Characters in order of appearance Lupe Sanchez................................................... Cristina Frias Robert Porter.............................................Mitchell Thomas Felicia Alvarado............................................ Kerry Jacinto

Director / risa brainin Costume Designer / ann bruice

Scenic Designer / Ann Sheffield Lighting Designer / Michael Klaers Sound Designer & Assistant Director / Dan Colohan

Susan Harrison.............................................. Olivia Nathan Jeff Hollister...............................................Joshua Sechrist Luis Gonzalez...................................Daniel Andres Blanco Alex Jones........................................................ Jeremy Scharf Evelyn............................................................Rosslyn Cornejo

Dramaturg / Leo Cabranes-Grant Stage Manager / Daniela Sherwin Associate Dramaturg / JesĂşs David Valencia Ramirez Assistant Costume Designer / Luis Cornejo Assistant Scenic Designer / Maria Zelaya Santillan Assistant Lighting Designer / Dylan Wills Assistant Stage Manager / Philip Astor

The 2017-2018 season is made possible by the Arnhold Endowed Theater and Dance Production Fund

Staging the Daffy Dame was developed through the LAUNCH PAD Summer Reading Series

Run time 100 minutes. No intermission.

Director’s note

Dramaturg’s note

Welcome to LAUNCH PAD! We are excited to have you join us for these fresh, provocative, entertaining new plays. Featured in American Theatre magazine as a new model of play development in the US, LAUNCH PAD brings playwrights of national stature to UCSB to develop and produce their work side by side with students, faculty artists, and professional guest artists. The concept of the “Preview Production” is unique in American theater. A fully realized production of a new play without the pressures of the commercial world, the play stays in previews throughout the run of the show, allowing the writer to continue revising as the piece evolves through performance. We also shepherd three new plays each year through our Summer Reading Series. We started this program in 2005, and are proud to have supported so many great playwrights and plays on their journey from incubation to professional world premieres.

Our preview production of Staging the Daffy Dame by Anne GarcíaRomero brings Lope de Vega’s work La dama boba back to our attention in order to read, through the lens of a Baroque play, the complicated intersections of gender, ethnicity, and politics taking place in the United States today. By contrasting a text from the past with the tensions and conundrums of the present, García-Romero manages to honor one of the quintessential goals of the Golden Age Spanish comedia: to entertain us while addressing (and unpacking) the current values of our community.

Two plays developed right here recently received their professional premieres at prestigious regional theaters: Sheri Wilner’s Kingdom City at the La Jolla Playhouse and James Still’s Appoggiatura at the Denver Center Theatre Company. Today, we are proud to present this timely play by Anne GarcíaRomero. We thank Anne for her warm generosity and wonderful intelligence both on the page and in the process. We hope you will enjoy the production as much as we enjoyed making it! You can now say “I saw it first at UCSB.” - Risa Brainin

Playwright’s note Staging the Daffy Dame explores a contemporary university theater department that is producing a 17th century Spanish Golden Age comedy, The Daffy Dame (La Dama Boba) by Lope de Vega. The Daffy Dame focuses on the education of women and the power of love to transform minds and hearts. My play aims to amplify those themes through a modern lens that focuses on a Latina theatre professor and the plight of her undocumented students. Collaborating with Risa Brainin, our professional actors and designers, and the UCSB students, faculty and staff during the Launch Pad process has been essential in developing this play, which is so intrinsically tied to a university setting. May we continue to consider the vast contributions of our Spanish-speaking cultures and engage in useful conversations about immigration, art making and the essential role the academy can play in shaping our futures. -Anne García-Romero

The author of at least 400 plays, multiple poetry collections, historical works, and several novels, Lope de Vega (1562-1635) was a legend in Spain. When people wanted to praise the quality of something, they said: “Es de Lope” (“Lope made it”). He was what we call today a celebrity- famous for his talent to advertise himself, his creative prowess, and the scandalous nature of his extremely public personal life. In 1614 - one year after signing the manuscript of La dama boba- Lope became a priest and performed his first Mass. He was in his early fifties, an advanced age by the standards of his time. But in 1616 he met Marta de Nevares, a married woman with whom he had the last important relationship of his life. Until her death in 1632 they lived together in the house Lope had bought in Madrid. That house, with its garden, its private chapel, and its spacious rooms is today a museum. Lope’s popularity was based primarily on his prolific dramatic production. A pragmatic man, he openly recognized that theater was both a commercial and an aesthetic enterprise. In order to keep the paying audiences interested, a dexterous balance between tradition and experimentation was necessary. Aristotle had offered some valid suggestions about playwriting, but the Greek philosopher had never dealt with the demands of the box office. Lope found his own modern formula: three acts instead of five, a plurality of locations, elastic time, national topics, sword fights, women wearing men’s clothes (and displaying the shape of their legs), a collection of paradigmatic characters (young couples and their servants; fathers, brothers, sisters and uncles); and a persistent agility of expression, a verbal enjoyment that is still a source of amazement and a nightmare to translators. The Daffy Dame (La dama boba), written in 1613, is a perfect example of these qualities. Octavio is the father of two daughters, Finea and Nise. Finea has inherited a healthy dowry from her uncle, but she is considered a boba - a silly, child-like woman. The word boba comes from the latin balbus (“to stutter”); by association, any person perceived as having difficulties conveying coherent ideas was considered a bobo too. On the other hand, Nise is exactly the opposite of Finea; she reads literature and enjoys intellectual discussions.

Both sisters have been raised by a patriarchal system in which women are expected to marry early and in which their private property would automatically transfer to their husbands. It is at this point that Lope’s tricks start. At the beginning of the play, each sister has a suitor: Finea + Liseo Nise + Laurencio By the end of the play, this situation has been reversed: Finea + Laurencio Nise + Liseo Liseo changes his mind because he finds Finea too immature; Laurencio replaces Nise because her boba sister has more money. And off we go. While the suitors exchange their fiancées, the sisters slowly confront the constraints of their social position. Nise grows increasingly irritated and disappointed, while Finea falls in love. Lope’s affective theory is neo-platonic: since love comes from God, love can also teach us how to refine our understanding of life and ourselves. Finea’s transformation from a boba into a cunning woman who deliberately manipulates her limitations to her own advantage is not based on books, but on a gradual expansion of her emotional intelligence. By the end of La dama boba Finea has learned to get what she wants- and she does. We might disagree with her preferences, or find Lope’s approach too narrow for our contemporary world. But in 1613 his play was nothing less than revelatory- a recognition of women’s erotic desire and their right to select a husband for themselves. Lope was already proposing that women are agents, skillful subjects willing to subvert their environment. We are still working on these issues four hundred years later. - Leo Cabranes-Grant

Production biographies anne garcía-romero’s (playwright) plays include Provenance

(Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference), Paloma (National Latino Playwriting Award runner-up), Earthquake Chica (National Latino Playwriting Award finalist), Mary Domingo (Goodman Theatre Commission), Mary Peabody in Cuba (National Latino Playwriting Award finalist), Land of Benjamin Franklin (Actors Theater of Louisville Ten Minute Play finalist), Girlus Equinus (Ensemble Studio Theater One-Act Marathon finalist), Don Quixote de la Minny, Marta’s Magnificent Mundo, Desert Longing, Juanita’s Statue and Santa Concepción. Ms. García-Romero has developed a screenplay adaptation of her play, Mary Peabody in Cuba, with

actor/director/producer, Andy Garcia. She has also written for Peninsula Films, Elysian Films and Disney Creative Entertainment. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. She’s also taught at USC, Cal Arts, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, Loyola Marymount University, Macalester College and Wesleyan University. Her areas of specialization are playwriting, screenwriting, dramaturgy and Latinx Theater Studies. Her recent book, The Fornes Frame: Contemporary Latina Playwrights and the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes is published by The University of Arizona Press. She is a founding member of the Latinx Theatre Commons, where she contributes to The Fornés Institute. She is also the coordinator of the Fornés Playwriting Workshop in Chicago, sponsored by the University of Notre Dame.Ms. García-Romero holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama, a Ph.D. in Theatre Studies from the UCSB, and is an alumna of New Dramatists in NYC. She is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists.

risa brainin (director) is Chair of the Department of Theater and Dance and Founder/Artistic Director of LAUNCH PAD. Since starting the program in 2005, she has developed and directed over 20 new plays. Prior to coming to UCSB, she served as Artistic Director of Shakespeare Santa Cruz (2001-2003) and Associate Artistic Director for both Kansas City Repertory Theatre (20002002) and Indiana Repertory Theatre (1997-2000). From 1987-1997, she resided in Minneapolis and had a rich association with the Guthrie Theater, serving as Resident Director (1991-1993), Associate Company Director (1995-96) and acting instructor in the company’s outreach program (1987-97). As a freelance director, Brainin’s credits include plays at the Denver Center Theatre Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, PCPA, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Portland Stage Company, Mixed Blood, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Clarence Brown Theatre, and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and many more. A graduate of the Carnegie-Mellon University Drama Program, Brainin currently serves as Past Board President of the National Theatre Conference. ann bruice (costume designer) is a Continuing Lecturer at the UCSB Department of Theater/Dance. Ms. Bruice is a recipient of the 2012 Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award. UCSB design credits include: A View from the Bridge, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Bernhard, Lydia, The Death of Kings (Santa Barbara Independent Theater Award), Venus, Importance of Being Earnest, Macbeth, Eurydice, Anowa, Tartuffe, Cloud Nine, Hamlet, She Stoops To Conquer (Santa Barbara Independent Theater Award), Iphigenia 2.0, Kingdom City, Seagull, Plumfield, Iraq, Woyzeck, Idiot’s Delight, and Pentecost. UCSB dance designs include: Christopher Pilafian’s Oracle, Circuits, Between Thoughts; Christina McCarthy’s Love, Petrushka, Occupation, Requiem for Bubbles; Nancy Colahan’s Deep

Currents, No Freedom Like a Dance, Elastic Flip and the re-staging of Lar Lubovitch’s Marimba. Nationally and internationally Ann has designed 17 productions for South Coast Repertory, including: Philadelphia Story and You Can’t Take It With You (Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Award winners), Hay Fever, Blithe Spirit, and New England (Drama-Logue Awards for each). Ms. Bruice has also designed for the Mark Taper Forum, American Conservatory Theater, Pasadena Playhouse, Los Angeles Theater Center, Manitoba Theater Center, San Jose Repertory, New Mexico Repertory, Philadelphia Theatre Company, the Grove Shakespeare Festival, and PCPA. Ms. Bruice spent five seasons (110 episodes) designing the series Babylon 5, garnering an International Cult Television Award. Local design credits include: The Fantasticks, Take Me Out for Ensemble Theatre Company; All My Sons, Night of the Iguana, Driving Miss Daisy (Ovation Nomination) for the Rubicon Theatre; A Christmas Carol for the Granada; The Beard of Avon (Indy Award) for SBCC Theater Group and Dancing Here Now for Santa Barbara Dance Theatre. She holds an MA in Drama from UCSB and an MFA in Costume Design from Cal Arts. Ms. Bruice is a member of USA 829, and CDG 892. Ann is most inspired by her son, Michael.

Ann Sheffield (scenic designer) is delighted to have been

invited by director Risa Brainin to work with the Launch pad team on fellow Occidental College alumnus Anne García Romero’s new play. Ann is currently Head of Design and Production for the Department of Theatre and Dance at California State University, Fullerton. She mentors students in design and brings her professional experience to the classroom by continuing her work with a number of acclaimed regional theatres including the Indiana Repertory Theatre where she has designed sets and costumes for countless productions over the last three decades. Ann has also designed the West Coast premiere of Enter the Guardsman at The Laguna Playhouse, and the American premiere of Alan Ayckbourne’s Things We Do for Love at Buffalo’s Studio Arena Theatre. Her designs have been seen at the La Jolla Playhouse, the Goodspeed Opera House, Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre, D.C.’s Ford’s Theatre, the Arizona Theatre Company, the Oklahoma Festival Ballet, and the Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis. During her early years in New York, Theatre Crafts Magazine selected Ann for their line up of “New Designers for the ‘90’s”, also known as the Tyro Talents. Ann has a long association with award-winning designer Tony Walton, having assisted him on major Broadway productions including the Patti LuPone revival of Anything Goes, Mike Nichols’ acclaimed production of Waiting for Godot featuring Steve Martin and Robin Williams, and Tommy Tune’s Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Ann was the 1983 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival National Award winner in Scenic Design. Special thanks go to UCSB student Maria Zalaya Santillan for her valued assistance on this project.

Michael Klaers (lighting designer) has designed several

recent productions at UCSB. His regional theatre credits include Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Florida Studio Theatre, Missouri Repertory Theatre, and Indiana Repertory Theatre.

Dan Colohan (sound designer & Assistant director) is extremely excited to be working on Staging of the Daffy Dame as an assistant director for the first time. Dan is a Junior in the Directing concentration as well as a double major in Film Studies. Dan is also excited to continue working at UCSB and cannot wait to work on future productions. Leo Cabranes-Grant (dramaturg) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Professor at the Department of Theater and Dance (UCSB). His research explores Golden Age Drama and issues of interculturalism and performance in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean from the Renaissance to the present. He is an award winning scholar, playwright, and poet, including best critical essay of the year (Association for Theatre in Higher Education, 2011) and the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture Drama Prize (2005). He recently published his book “From Scenarios to Networks. Performing the Intercultural in Colonial Mexico” (Northwestern University Press, 2016) and his plays have been produced recently in San Juan (Puerto Rico), Boston, and New York. He thanks Launch Pad, Risa Brainin, the amazing actors from our department and Anne García-Romero (one of my favorite gurus) for this exciting opportunity to bring Lope de Vega back to our contemporary world. Daniela Sherwin (stage manager) is a second year studying Theater Design with a passion for stage management. Previously, she has worked on Lydia, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and King Lear, LAUNCH PAD is an exciting and challenging process and she is so grateful she was given the opportunity to be a part of it! Jesús David Valencia Ramirez (associate dramaturg)

is a professional actor from Colombia, assistant professor at Universidad del Valle, Cali, acting teacher, and theatre historian. He has worked as actor and instructor in Asia (China, Bangladesh), Europe (Germany, France, Spain) and the Americas (Mexico, USA, Colombia). BFA in drama (Universidad del Valle), MPhil in aesthetics (Universidad del Valle), with postgraduate education in theatre pedagogy under the guidance of Jurij Alschitz, Russian pedagogue who has worked with Mikhail Butkevich, Oleg Koudriachov, and Anatoly Vasiliev. His doctoral research analyses the relation between black identity and drama in the Atlantic world.

Luis Cornejo (Assistant Costume Designer) is a 4th year theater major with an emphasis in Costume Design. Having transferred to UC Santa Barbra in 2016, he has been involved in productions throughout the department working as a stitcher, wardrobe crew member, Assistant Designer: Fall and Spring Dance Concert, Set Designer: New Works Lab. He thanks his family and Ann Bruice for their constant guidance and support.

Olivia Nathan (Susan harrison) is a junior in the BFA Acting

Maria Zelaya Santillan (Assistant Scenic Designer)

Josh Sechrist (jeff hollister) is a BFA Acting Junior who has previously performed in A View from the Bridge and King Lear. He is passionate about creating new work and for this reason loves the idea of LAUNCH PAD. Josh, coming from a conservative area, believes in the message of this play and appreciates how needed it is at a time when America is at the fork of resistance or evolution.

is grateful to have had this opportunity to have worked in this production. She has learned a lot and hopes to take this experience and put it to good use in the future. She would like to thank everyone who has worked on this production.

Dylan Wills (assistant lighting designer) is a senior

Theater major in Design Concentration with a focus in lighting design, who also works locally as a lighting and sound technician. Previously, he has designed lights Fall Dance 2016 & 2017 and the inaugural season of our New Works Lab, and has worked as the assistant lighting designer for Mr. Burns, a post-electric play.

Philip Astor (assistant stage manager) is honored to be a part of UCSB’s latest LAUNCH PAD effort, Staging the Daffy Dame. He has acted in numerous productions and hopes to pursue a career in sound design. He’d like to thank everyone involved for making this show so enjoyable to work on.

cast biographies Cristina Frías (Lupe sanchez) is an award-winning actor, educator, theatre-maker and original member of the historic Latina Theatre Lab. She has performed nationally and internationally, created solo work and can be seen in a variety of Film/TV/New Media projects. Cristina holds an MFA in Acting from CalArts and a BA from UC Berkeley. Mitchell Thomas (robert porter) is an award-winning actor,

director, and professor of acting, voice, and movement at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. In addition to his work with Westmont students, he continues to act and direct professionally on the local, national, and international stage, including recent work in Poland and the National Theatres of Macedonia (Bitola) and China (Beijing). Mitchell is thrilled to be working with Anne, Risa, and the UCSB community on this timely play.

Kerry Jacinto (Felicia alvarado) is in the Theater BFA acting program also double majoring in English. Her involvement in past productions at UCSB include: King Lear, A View from the Bridge, and In His Hands. She is ecstatic for the opportunity to work on a new play in such an interactive process.

program. She previously played Cordelia in King Lear, Cel in The Most Massive Woman Wins, Joanne in RENT, and has been an active member of the UCSB Women’s Ensemble Theatre Troupe. When not in the theatre she is teaching yoga or, much like her character Susan, making lattes as a barista. She hopes you think this play is cool... totally cool.

Daniel Andres Blanco (luis gonzalez) is a second year BFA/

Film student, studying to become a writer, director, and actor. Daniel aspires to be able to create and star in relevant films that detail the Latin American experience in the United States, provide proper Latinx representation on the big screen and on stage, and tell stories that stay true to his Colombian roots. When he’s not working on a film set, acting on stage, or in the library, Daniel is jamming out to Santana, performing with the UCSB Improv Team, “Sketch ‘N’ Sniff,” and watching martial arts movies with his dad.

Jeremy Scharf (alex jones) is a senior graduating with a BFA in acting and a music minor. Past favorite roles include Richard III at UCSB (BroadwayWorld and Santa Barbara Independent Awards), Titania/Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Prague Shakespeare Company, and Gabe in Next to Normal. He is a singer with the English Broadside Ballad Archive. Rosslyn Cornejo (evelyn) is a junior in the BFA acting program with a double major in History. She is excited to be working on new material and looks forward to what the future brings. Her previous works at UCSB include Lydia, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Most Massive Woman Wins, and King Lear.

Special Thanks UCSB Summer Sessions Cultural Enrichment Grant; Dean’s Office, UCSB College of Letters and Science, Division of Humanities and Fine Arts; and SBCC Theater Arts

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Chair / Risa Brainin Vice Chair / Director of Dance / Christina mccarthy Director of Performance / Anne torsiglieri Director, BFA Actor Training Program / Irwin Appel Production Manager / daniel j herrera Community Relations Specialist / una mladenovic Technical Director / PAUL BARNES Theater Production Supervisor, Scenery + Properties / Jamie Birkett Theater Production Supervisor, Lighting + Audio / MARK WILLIAMS Costume Shop Manager / Denise Umland Cutter/Draper / LILLIAN HANNAHS Senior Scene Technician / sandarbh tripathi Office Assistant / johnathan garza Marketing Interns / whitney chen, kacey hsu, phoebe jin, alice yu House Managers / caroll bai, rachel gregory, Gabriela silva

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Nguyen, Sydney Tollefson, MELISSA HARTMAN,Dylan Wills, Keren Rosenthal, Cierra Costello, Luis Cornejo Jason Bowe, Costume Practicum/Jazmine Bang, Jeffrey Hampton Sean Blocker, Brynn Scenic Charge Artist/ Johnson- Shrout, Alexandra Ingrid Holden, Singleton, Morgan Whitale, Kate Saubestre Christie Ackerly, Katherine Deck Crew/ Averola, Bianca Salazar, JEmilie Villaume, Cordelia Watson Stuart Chapin Technical Assistants/

Scenic Practicum/

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costumes We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact Leslie Gray, Senior Director of Development.


Wardrobe Supervisor/

Keren Rosenthal Wardrobe / Luis Cornejo, Cierra Costello, Justin Miao, Zita McLaughlin Stitchers / Suzanne Mann, Kassidy Klinesmith, Marguerite


Light Board Op/ Stefan James Sound Board Op/ Jiyun Won Lighting Practicum / PHILIP Astor,

Cassidy Acosta, Tommy Dang, Stefan James, Chantal Santoyo, Yihuan Guo, Saya Kawano, Emily Krenik, Briana Markovich, allison mcswain, kate perkins Technical Assistants/

Mitchell Jakubka, Jeffrey Hampton, Danielle Martin, Dylan Wills, Marc Vukcevich

PC: Fritz Olenberger

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Staging the Daffy Dame Program  
Staging the Daffy Dame Program  

The program from our 2018 LAUNCH PAD Preview Production of "Staging the Daffy Dame"