WIFE OF HEADLESS MAN INVESTIGATES
HER OWN DISAPPEARANCE
by Yussef El Guindi directed by Risa Brainin
Dramaturg | HALA BAKI°
Scenic, Props, Costume Design | MAKENA INGHRAM
Lighting, Sound & Costume Design | ELIJAH FRANKLE
Stage Manager | ANGELA CAI
Assistant Stage Manager | PHOEBE ALVA
Assistant Directors | ANDREW DEVINE, YONATAN GROSSMAN
Assistant Dramaturg | AKAYSHA BRUNKER Assistant to the Playwright | RONI RAGONE
The 2022-2023 season is made possible by the Arnhold Endowed Theater and Dance Production Fund and the Jody and John Arnhold Endowed Director of Performance Fund
Salwa | SARA SADJADI Aisha | SOPHIA MARTINEZ Owen | NICK ENEA Waiter | JONAH SPITLER Firdous | LUCAS CHENG Alien | FRANKIE NEWTON Bassem | ADAM EL-SHARKAWI*° Stage Directions | NETTA NAKASH ° Guest Artist * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
by Jacqueline E. Lawton
directed by Lydia Fort*
DALIA IS DEAD AND HER DAD KEEPS MAKING DUMPLINGSby Stephanie Kyung Sun Walters directed by Julia Cho*
Dramaturg | JESSICA NAKAMURA Scenic Design | MIKAYLA BUHBE
Lighting, Costume Design | DESTINY GONG Sound Design | ELIJAH FRANKLE
REPLACED by Eric Reyes Loo
directed by Evren Odcikin*
Replaced was nominated by National New Play Network Member theater, East West Players
Dramaturg | ALICE TUAN*
Scenic, Costume Design | SHAWN KLINGENHOFF
Stage Manager | BAILLIE ANTUNES
Assistant Stage Manager | IZABELLA PORTER
Assistant Director | MAYRA GOMEZ-LIBRADA
Assistant Dramaturg | EUNWOO YOO
Assistant to the Playwright | MAYA ROSENBERG
Wallace | AHLORA SMITH
Paul | TRAVERS TOBIS
Hilary | SKARLETT REDD* Gunner | MICHAEL SEITZ
Mae | KIRSTEN HOJ
Renae | FRANCES MANTHORPE Christine | GEORGIA D’ALOISIO
Tina | MARLENE (MARS) QUILALA
Sophie | INDIGO RUNGE
Norman | ANGEL VILLALOBOS
Stage Directions | DANIEL CUASAY
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The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
LAUNCH PAD + FESTIVAL STAFF
LAUNCH PAD Artistic Director + Festival Co-Director / RISA BRAININ
Festival Co-Director / ANNIE TORSIGLIERI
LAUNCH PAD Artistic Associate /JAN RUSKIN Production Stage Manager / TRINITY WICKLUND Design Mentor / ANN SHEFFIELD
Amplify Leaders/ RONI RAGONE, ANGEL VILLALOBOS, ABBY STOIBER
2023 LAUNCH PAD AMPLIFY READING SERIES FESTIVAL COMPANY
Yussef El Guindi
Jacqueline E. Lawton
Stephanie Kyung Sun Walters Eric Reyes Loo
Risa Brainin Lydia Fort Julia Cho Evren Odcikin
Destiny Gong Charlotte Ege Mikayla Buhbe Makena Inghram Shawn Klingenhoff
Daphnie Sicre Jessica Nakamura Alice Tuan
Yonatan Grossman Jinglan (Queenie) Yang April Aguilar Mayra Gomez-Librada
ASSISTANTS TO THE PLAYWRIGHT
Roni Ragone Ryhanna Atiqee Maya Rosenberg
Akaysha Brunker Afreen Sen Chatterji Hannah Froman Eunwoo Yoo
Sara Sadjadi Sophia Martinez Nick Enea Jonah Spitler Lucas Cheng Frankie Newton Adam El-Sharkawi Netta Nakash
Stephanie Leigh Batiste Kailee Depew Taylor Kirk
Zuri Wilson Amaris Canada Preston Jones L. Trey Wilson Michael Keck Angel Diaz Veda Arndt-Schreiber William Huffaker Desiree Medina Joan Cheam Sadie Bijlsma Carlee Douglas Monica Granados Hind Jadallah-Karraa Emma Roybal Abbs Stoiber Ahlora Smith Travers Tobis Skarlett Redd Michael Seitz Kirsten Hoj Frances Manthorpe Georgia D’Aloisio Marlene (Mars) Quilala Indigo Runge Angel Villalobos Daniel Cuasay
This production uses the Artist Engagement Services of the University Resident Theatre Association.
ERIC REYES LOO (HE/HIM, PLAYWRIGHT, REPLACED) spent his childhood crafting the perfect comeback during his sixteen years of Catholic school education, where his mother sent him to become a priest. All of this gave him plenty of material as he turned to writing and producing theatre in New York and his native Los Angeles. Eric’s play on active shooter drills, THIS IS ONLY A TEST, was produced to acclaim in February 2022 by Broken Nose Theatre in Chicago. And his autobiographical play DEATH AND COCKROACHES was produced in 2018 by Chalk Rep in Los Angeles. In addition, Eric is a television writer/producer who has written on GUIDANCE for AwesomenessTV/Hulu and A.J. AND THE QUEEN for Netflix, plus he has a couple of TV projects in development. Eric received his MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
FREEDOM HILL) is a playwright, dramaturg, producer, and advocate for Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the American Theatre. Her plays include: Among These Wild Things, Anna K; Behold, A Negress; Blackbirds; Blood-bound and Tongue-tied; Deep Belly Beautiful; The Devil’s Sweet Water; Edges of Time; Freedom Hill; The Hampton Years; Hotel Berry, The Inferior Sex, Intelligence; Love Brothers Serenade; Mad Breed; Noms de Guerre; So Goes We; and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Lawton has worked as a dramaturg and research consultant at Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Arden Theater, Arena Stage, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Ensemble Studio Theater, Folger Shakespeare Library, the Ford’s Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Horizons Theater, Howard University, Interact Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Rorschach Theater Company, Round House Theatre, Theater Alliance, Theater J, University of Maryland, Virginia Stage Company, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. As a racial equity facilitator, she has worked with Actors Theatre of Louisville, Education Theatre Association, the English National Opera, James Madison University, Maestra Music, PlayMakers Theatre Company, Theatre Communication Group, the University of Southern California, and Vagabond Theatre. Currently, she is a Dramaturg at PlayMakers Repertory. Ms. Lawton received her MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a James A. Michener Fellow. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a dramaturg for PlayMakers Repertory Company. She is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild of America.
STEPHANIE KYUNG SUN WALTERS (SHE/HER, PLAYWRIGHT, DALIA IS DEAD AND HER DAD KEEPS MAKING DUMPLINGS)
is the Philadelphia Theatre Company Terrence McNally Award Recipient for her play, Acetone Wishes and Plexiglass Dreams. She’s a recent alum of InterAct Theatre Core Playwright, current American Theatre Group PlayLab artist, and current Sesame Workshop Writers’ Room
Fellow. She serves as the Lead Artist on the Philly Asian Performing Artists’ Playwrights Project. Her play, Esther Choi and the Fish that Drowned will have a world premiere production with Simpatico Theatre Company (postponed due to COVID-19) and has earned her a spot on the 2020 Kilroys List and Table Work Press Recommended list. Acetone Wishes and Plexiglass Dreams was workshopped at the UC Santa Barbara Launch Pad BIPOC Reading Series and was recently featured at the Great Plains Theatre Conference. It was also a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference. Half of Chopsticks was a finalist for both the 2021 Bay Area Playwrights Festival and Seven Devils New Plays Conference, and received a stage reading at the inaugural Boise Contemporary Theatre BIPOC Playwrights Festival. Her latest play, Whispers of My Sister was workshopped at PlayPenn’s annual conference in July 2022. Stephanie’s K-pop romcom, Be Like the Flower, was a finalist for the Austin Film Festival’s Table Read My Screenplay. She is a two-time finalist for Unicorn Theatre’s In-Progress New Play Reading Series as well as a finalist for the Playwrights Center Many Voices Fellow. She was a semi-finalist for Nashville Repertory Theater’s Ingram New Works and received a nomination for the NNPN Smith Prize for Political Theatre. Due to COVID-19, Stephanie received a 3Views Theatre The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation Grant Recipient. Additional plays have been developed with Texas Tech University WildWind Performance Lab, Asian Arts Initiative, Philly Asian American Film Festival, Dragon’s Eye Theatre, Revolution Shakespeare, PlayPenn, Revamp Collective, and Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival. Stephanie is a proud graduate of Bucknell University and received her MFA in Playwriting from Point Park University. She currently teaches at Swarthmore College.
YUSSEF EL GUINDI (HE/HIM, PLAYWRIGHT,
WIFE OF HEADLESS MAN INVESTIGATES HER
OWN DISAPPEARANCE) Born in Egypt, raised in London and now based in Seattle, Yussef El Guindi’s work frequently examines the collision of ethnicities, cultures and politics that face immigrants, Arab-Americans and Muslim Americans in particular. El Guindi holds an MFA in playwriting from Carnegie-Mellon University. He is the recipient of many honors, including the Steinberg/ ATCA New Play Award, the Stranger’s Genius Award, and the 2010 Middle East America Distinguished Playwright Award. El Guindi’s past productions include “Hotter Than Egypt” at Marin Theatre Company and ACT in Seattle; “People of the Book” at ACT; “Language Rooms” at Pony World Theatre in Seattle, and Broken Nose Theatre in Chicago; “Hostages” at Radial Theater Project in Seattle; “The Talented Ones” at UCSB’s LAUNCH PAD and Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland (Santa Barbara Independent Indy Awards); “Threesome” at Portland Center Stage, ACT, and at 59E59 (winner of a Portland Drammy for Best Original Script); “Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World” (2011 Gregory Award) also at ACT, Center Repertory Company at Walnut Creek, CA, and at Mosaic Theater Company (DC). “Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat” was produced by Silk Road Rising and won the M.
Elizabeth Osborn award. His plays “Back of the Throat” (winner of L.A. Weekly’s Excellence in Playwriting Award), “Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World”, “Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes”, “Such a Beautiful Voice is Sayeda and Karima’s City” have been published by Dramatists Play Service. “Ten Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith”, “Collaborator”, “Threesome”, “The Talented Ones”, “Hostages” and “In A Clear Concise Arabic Tongue.” have been published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc. Bloomsbury/ Methuen Drama published “Selected Works of Yussef El Guindi”. Currently a Core Company member at ACT in Seattle, a Resident Artist at Golden Thread Productions, and a member of the Lit Council Cohort.
EVREN ODCIKIN (HE/HIM, DIRECTOR, REPLACED)
Evren Odcikin (he/him) is a theater director, writer, and arts administrator with a commitment to championing historically excluded voices in the American theater. He is the Associate Artistic Director and Director of Artistic Programming at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a founding steering committee member of the MENA Theater Maker Alliance, a founder of Maia Directors, and a member of Playwrights Foundation’s Board of Directors. As a director, he has worked at OSF, Guthrie, A.R.T., Woolly Mammoth, Portland Center Stage, PlayCo, NYTW, Geva, Berkeley Rep, South Coast Rep, The Lark, Kennedy Center, InterAct, Cleveland Public Theatre, Magic Theatre, Golden Thread, Crowded Fire, and Playwrights Foundation. Recognitions include a “Theatre Worker You Should Know” feature in American Theatre Magazine; a National Director’s Fellowship from the O’Neill, NNPN, the Kennedy Center, and SDCF; and a TITAN Award from Theatre Bay Area. Evren was born and raised in Turkey and is a graduate of Princeton University. www.odcikin.com
JULIA CHO (SHE/HER, DIRECTOR, DALIA IS DEAD AND HER DAD KEEPS MAKING DUMPLINGS)
is one of the founding members and Producing Artistic Leaders of Artists at Play, an Asian American theatre collective based in Los Angeles. Through her work with AAP—which encompasses producing, acting, and casting—she has helped develop/produce numerous works created by and featuring theatre artists of color. Julia is thrilled to return to LAUNCH PAD after virtually directing Stephanie Kyung Sun Walters’ “Acetone Wishes and Plexiglass Dreams” for the 2022 Amplify Reading Series. As an actor, she has since performed/toured shows with East West Players, Will & Company, Lodestone Theatre Ensemble, hereandnow, as well as readings for Center Theatre Group, Playwrights’ Arena, Pasadena Playhouse, and Boise Contemporary Theater—where she first met playwright Stephanie Kyung Sun Walters to workshop her play “Half of Chopsticks.” Other acting credits include films like “Larry Crowne;” recurring roles on TV shows such as “This Is Us,” “Goliath,” “Scandal,” “I’m Sorry;” and the Emmy Award-winning web series “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.” You can
also hear Julia’s voice English-dubbing various characters in Korean content, including films like “Seoul Vibe,” “Sweet & Sour” and shows “Doctor Lawyer” and “Bloody Heart.”
LYDIA FORT (SHE/HER, DIRECTOR, FREEDOM HILL) is an award-winning director and educator whose credits include School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Hangar Theatre), The White Card (GableStage), Nina Simone: Four Women (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Jump (Actors Express), The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Theater Emory), The Mountaintop (Perseverance Theatre), Bright Half Life (Diversionary Theatre), Marie and Rosetta (freeFall Theatre), Frida Liberada (Urban Stages), and was the Associate Director for King Hedley II and Seven Guitars (Cygnet Theatre). Lydia has also directed new work for Alliance Theatre, Southern Rep, Urban Stages, New Federal Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights’ Workshop, McCarter Theatre, New Black Fest, 48 Hours in Harlem and the Fire This Time Festival. Lydia was a member of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, Theatre for a New Audience’s American Directors Project, a Women’s Project Theater Fellow, a TCG New Generations Future Leaders Grantee, New York Theatre Workshop Directing Fellow, Drama League Directing Fellow, and a US delegate to the International Theatre Institute’s World Congress in China. As a Board member of SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers union), she serves as the Southeast Regional Rep. Ms. Fort holds a BA from New York University and received both a Certificate in Arts Management for the Performing Arts and an MFA in Directing from the University of Washington.
RISA BRAININ (SHE/HER, LAUNCH
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR) is a freelance director, professor and Founder/Artistic Director of LAUNCH PAD which has been featured in American Theatre magazine for its innovation and contribution to new play development. Since 2005, Brainin has developed and directed 20+ new works by distinguished writers including recent plays by Jami Brandli, Mia Chung, Yussef El Guindi, Anne Garcia-Romero, Idris Goodwin, Enid Graham, Arlene Hutton, Jenny Mercein, Joyce Carol Oates, James Still and Cheryl L. West. She pioneered, along with Annie Torsiglieri, the groundbreaking Zoom Festival Alone, Together, a collection of 39 new short plays and monologues written by LAUNCH PAD alums and now published by Dramatic Publishing Company.
Prior to UCSB, Brainin served as Artistic Director of Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Associate Artistic Director for both Kansas City Repertory Theatre and Indiana Repertory Theatre, and Resident Director at the Guthrie Theater. Other directorial credits include plays at American Players Theatre, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Clarence Brown Theatre, Commonweal Theatre, Denver Center Theatre, Elements Theatre Collective, Ensemble Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, History
Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Illusion Theatre, Kansas City Actors’ Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Mixed Blood, New Harmony Project, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Portland Stage Company, Red Bull Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Skylight Theatre, Syracuse Stage and TheatreSquared.
A graduate of the Carnegie-Mellon University Drama Program, Brainin is Past President of the National Theatre Conference and was recently inducted into The College of Fellows of the American Theatre for “truly distinguished contribution to theatre in the U.S.”
ALICE TUAN (SHE/HER, DRAMATURG, REPLACED) is a nationally-acclaimed, internationally-produced playwright, teacher, performer and dramaturg. She is a Playwright Associate at East West Players, where she facilitates the yearly Playwright Group, where Eric Reyes Loo generated a raw draft for Replaced. Also written in this class of Playwrights Group 2 was Inda Craig-Galván’s The Great Jheri Curl Debate, which premiered at East West Players in September 2022, as well as Lisa Sanaye Dring’s Sumo, which Tuan is dramaturging as it is developed at La Jolla Playhouse with Ma-Yi Theater. Alice Tuan’s play Last of the Suns (Berkeley Rep, Ma-Yi Theater) had a bilingual Chinese-English version commissioned and performed by the Chinese International School in Hong Kong, where she was Artist-in-Residence in March 2019. Almasi Collaborative Arts also staged a reading of this play with an African cast in Zimbabwe July 2019. Tuan is best known for Ajax (por nobody) (Flea Theater, Salvage Vangard, Melbourne Fringe). It was staged at Toronto’s SummerWorks Festival and, along with four of her other plays, are archived in the Billy Rose Collection at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Other works have been produced at Humana, the Foundry, East West/ Taper Too, Edinburgh Fringe, LATC and UMass, Amherst. Before she was a playwright, Tuan taught English as a Second Language (ESL) in Guangzhou and Los Angeles.
DAPHNIE SICRE (SHE/HER, DRAMATURG, FREEDOM HILL) Dr. Daphnie Sicre teaches Theatre at Loyola Marymount University. She shares a deep passion for Black and Latinx perspectives in theatre. Her latest publication is an article in Theatre Symposium; Race & Theatre, “Being Black and Latinx in Theatre Today” and a co-authored article in the Theatre, Dance, and Performance Training journal. Other publications include book chapters in Black Acting Methods, The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance, Shakespeare and Latinidad, the forthcoming Stages of Reckoning:
Antiracist and Decolonial Actor Training, and Contemporary Black Theatre & Performance: Acts of Rebellion, Activism, & Solidarity. Engaging in anti-racist and cultural competent theatre practices, Daphnie facilitates Theatre of the Oppressed workshops remixed with Hip Hop Pedagogy to teach about equity, diversity and inclusion in theatre. She also co-created We Are the Canon, decolonizing anti-racist theatre pedagogy workshops. When she is not writing, teaching, or conducting workshops, she can be found directing or serving as a dramaturge. She is the resident dramaturge at the Robey Theatre, where she runs the Playwright’s Lab. Selected dramaturgy credits include- Musicals: It Happened in Key West-Book, Music, & Lyrics by Jason Huza, Jeremiah James and Jill Santoriello (Bristol Riverside Theatre) and Negra- The Musical. Plays: The Hustle (The Robey Theatre), Moonlighters (TheaterWorks Harford & Hartbeat Ensemble), The Disappearance of Rosie Garcia’s Family (New Play Project), Waiting for Godinez (Playwrights Arena Readings Series), Shower Me (Columbia University/FringeNYC), Not About Eve (Bratta Productions), Collateral Bodies (First Foot Productions), The Class Project (NYU). She is also a culture consultant for Nickelodeon, having worked on the Emmy nominated Santiago of the Seas, The Face, and the upcoming film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. When she is not engaging in dramaturgy, you can find her directing.
HALA BAKI (SHE/HER, DRAMATURG, WIFE OF HEADLESS MAN INVESTIGATES HER OWN DISAPPEARANCE)
is a Lecturer in the Theatre and Dance Department at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. She holds a PhD in Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies with an Interdisciplinary Emphasis in Global Studies from UC Santa Barbara. Her research explores how Arab American theater’s relations to conditions of production influence its support structures and sustainability. She has published in Modern Drama, Theatre Journal, Theatre Topics, and Asian Theatre Journal. She also edited the anthology The Vagrant Trilogy: Three Plays by Mona Mansour (Bloomsbury, 2022) and authored a chapter in the forthcoming volume Arabs, Politics, and Performance (Routledge). As a stage director and dramaturg, her recent credits include Mona Mansour’s unseen (Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2022), the original ensemble play Writer’s Block (2021), Kareem Fahmy’s American Fast (2021), and Yussef El Guindi’s Cha-Cha (2020).
JESSICA NAKAMURA (SHE/HER, DRAMATURG, DALIA IS DEAD AND HER DAD KEEPS MAKING DUMPLINGS)
is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theater and Dance at UCSB. She received her M.F.A. from the University of Hawaii, Manoa in Asian Theater and her Ph.D. in Theater and Performance Studies from Stanford University. As a scholar of Asian and Asian American theater and performance, Jessica is the author of Transgenerational Remembrance: Performance and the Asia-Pacific War in Contemporary Japan (Northwestern University Press, 2020) about performances that address previously obscured
topics of Japanese war aggression and imperialism. She is delighted to be back as dramaturg for the Amplify Reading Series Festival!
GUEST ACTOR BIOGRAPHIES
ADAM EL-SHARKAWI (HE/HIM, ACTOR, WIFE OF HEADLESS MAN INVESTIGATES HER OWN DISAPPEARANCE) is thrilled to be participating in this year’s LAUNCH PAD AMPLIFY READING SERIES FESTIVAL. He is of Egyptian descent, born and raised in Seattle, and currently resides in Los Angeles. Recent credits include Selling Kabul (Seattle Repertory), Scenes From 71* Years and We Swim, We Talk, We Go To War (both with Golden Thread Productions), the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s Zealot (South Coast Repertory), Disgraced (Capital Stage), All’s Well That Ends Well (Great River Shakespeare Festival), Sinbad: The Untold Tale (Adventure Stage Chicago), Romeo And Juliet (New Swan Shakespeare Festival), and Harper Regan (Steep Theatre). Adam holds an MFA from California State University, Fullerton and a BA from Western Washington University. www.adamel-sharkawi.com and @adamelshark
ACTOR, FREEDOM HILL)
is an actor/writer/director/ producer and facilitator for conversations involving race, gender, culture and sexuality. Acting credits include: THEATER - Six Degrees of Separation, A Lesson Before Dying, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, True West, A Few Good Men, Stage Directions, Catrina, etc. TELEVISION/ FILM credits; Law and Order, Special Victims Unit, Monk, America’s Most Wanted, Final Justice, Whitewash, Mara’s Story, The Timetable, Miller’s Court, Time and Punishment, Taking Your Life, Speed Racer, Three Takes, Sense 8 and most recently, Matrix: Resurrections. PLAYS written by Trey include; Stage Directions, Turn, Cause, Three Part Disharmony, All About Esther, Stay, The Bystanders, Day of What?, Word In Question, Something Happened and a collection of 31 short plays titled, August and two solo performance pieces: Bright-Eyeing and This Isn’t Going To Wind Up In A Play, RIGHT?! He has been a Guest Teaching Artist for The Manhattan Theatre Club, UCLA’s Graduate Acting Program, The BGB Studio and has his own 8 week writing workshop titled, JOURNEY. Trey is the recipient of The LA Ovation Award, The LA Weekly Award, The NAACP Award, The GLAAD Award, The Backstage West Garland Award and The LA Drama Critics Circle Award and was featured on the NPR show, ALL THINGS CONSIDERED.
MICHAEL KECK (HE/HIM,
ACTOR, FREEDOM HILL)
Michael Keck’s music has accompanied productions at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Rep, Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, TheatreWorks - Silicon Valley,
Syracuse Stage, Rep St Louis, Seattle Rep, Indiana Rep, Portland Center Stage, Westport Country Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Playhouse, and many others. His international credits include the Market Theatre Johannesburg South Africa, National Theater of Croatia–Zagreb, the Barbican Theatre Center, and Bristol Old Vic. His acting credits include the McCarter Theatre, Pacific Conservatory, Berkeley Rep, Portland Center Stage, the Alliance Theatre, and various stages in New York, where he currently resides. Excerpts from his solo play: Voices in the Rain are published by Temple University Press and Alta Mira Press. Michael received three Barrymore Award nominations for his work in Philadelphia. He is a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, ASCAP, PEN and the Dramatists Guild.
SKARLETT REDD (SHE/HER, ACTOR, REPLACED) is a Los Angeles based actress, comedian, and filmmaker. She has a BFA in Acting from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a member of SAG-AFTRA. Skarlett’s television credits include Netflix’s Lucifer and CBS’s CSI: Las Vegas. On the film festival circuit in 2023, Skarlett leads Kid Ugly, a western comedy short produced by McDonald’s inaugural Latine filmmaker initiative, Spotlight Dorado. Also showcasing her leading strength, Skarlett’s debut as a scream queen premiers with the comedy horror short Dead Enders, produced by the award winning team American Standard Film Co. (Sundance, SXSW). Online, she plays a series regular in Gal Pals, a queer comedy web series with over 70k YouTube subscribers and 12M views. In her commercial career, Skarlett has worked with David Fincher, Jonah Hill, Michel & Olivier Gondry, and several other renowned film directors. Her 2021 Super Bowl commercial for Anheuser-Busch was named one of the Top 10 Commercials of 2021 by Adweek. Skarlett has played the hero in both English and Spanish speaking spots with brands including McDonalds, Facebook, Samsung, E*Trade, T-Mobile, Honda, Gillette, TurboTax, and more. Through a satirical lens incorporating comedy and movement, Skarlett’s independent work often centers on body autonomy, sexuality, and womanhood. Her on-camera work has been screened at Women Under The Influence Goes Idyllwild, The Hammer Museum, and has twice earned her the National Association of Latino Independent Producers’ Emerging Content Creator Scholarship. You can catch her on stages across Los Angeles workshopping and performing absurd and original characters that are born out of clowning, physical comedy, and improvisation. Skarlett is represented by the Daniel Hoff Agency and LEWK Management. www.skarlettredd.com
LEIGH BATISTE (SHE/HER, ACTOR, FREEDOMSTEPHANIE HILL) Dr. Stephanie Leigh Batiste is Professor of English, Black Studies, Theater and Dance, and Comparative Literature at University of California, Santa Barbara, Director of the Hemispheric South/s Research Initiative, and Associate
Director of the UCSB Center for Black Studies Research. Batiste’s awardwinning book, Darkening Mirrors: Imperial Representation in Depression Era African American Performance (Duke University Press, 2011) focuses on the relationship between power and identity in black performance cultures to reimagine Black self-conception, national belonging, and modernism. She is co-editor of the NYU Press Book Series Performance and American Cultures. A published poet, playwright, and award-winning actor, she has written three theatrical jazz plays: Stacks of Obits, Young Love Found and Lost: Six Poems in a Circle, and Blue Gold & Butterflies. Her current research focuses on affect and feeling in relation to violence and death in Black millennial performance in Los Angeles.
STUDENT ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES
ABBS STOIBER (THEY/THEM/THEIRS, ACTOR, DALIA IS DEAD AND HER DAD KEEPS MAKING DUMPLINGS is a fourth-year in the BFA Acting program. Their most recent stage credits include “Benvolio” in Naked Shakes’ Romeo & Juliet and “The Hospital Director” in The Government Inspector. They have also worked backstage, most recently as the stage manager for Seaward, a new play written & directed by Cyrus Roberts. They are excited to once again be involved in the Reading Series!
AFREEN SEN CHATTERJI (SHE/HER/HERS, ASSISTANT TO THE DRAMATURG, FREEDOM HILL) is a second-year PhD student in the Theater and Dance department. Before moving to California, she worked in New Delhi, India as a ballet teacher and theatre practitioner. Her interest in ballet, post-colonial politics and realms of cultural narratives as shaped by structures of power has brought her to UCSB.
AHLORA SMITH (SHE/HER/HERS, ACTOR, REPLACED) is incredibly honored to be involved in another new play development process! She’s a Junior in the BFA Acting program. Past appearances include Romeo & Juliet (Juliet), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Marcy), LAUNCH PAD’s staged reading of Yellowstone, Amplify’s Solo Fest and more.
AMARIS CANADA (SHE/HER/HERS,
FREEDOM HILL) is a fourth year Theater
BFA Acting major. She is proud to work on another project within her scholastic career on this campus. Having returned this summer performing in Sicily, the international actress thanks those around her whose love of theater makes these projects soar.
ANGEL DIAZ (HE/HIM/HIS, ACTOR, FREEDOM HILL) is a second-year in the Theater BFA in Acting program. Angel has acted in the two most recent (Winter 2022 and Fall 2022) 24 Hour Play Festivals. He is hoping to be the best stage reader
possible for this play, and reading festival.
APRIL AGUILAR (SHE/HER/HERS, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, DALIA IS DEAD AND HER DAD KEEPS MAKING DUMPLINGS) is a fourth-year Theater Major with a concentration in Directing. This will be her third and final time assistant directing for Launch Pad’s reading festival as a student. April is also acting in a new play called Finding Judaea written by UCSB’s grad student, Grace Kimball. You can catch her at the IV Community Center from March 3rd- 5th. Lastly she wants to thank everyone on the AMPLIFY and LAUNCH PAD team for creating safe spaces for artists.
AKAYSHA BRUNKER (SHE/THEY, ASSISTANT TO THE DRAMATURG,WIFE OF HEADLESS MAN INVESTIGATES HER OWN DISAPPEARANCE) is a third-year Film & Media Studies major. Along with participating in UCSB’s theater department’s play festivals, Akaysha also contributes to campus film organizations and photography projects.
ANGEL VILLALOBOS (HE/HIM/HIS, ACTOR, REPLACED) is an actor, director, and teaching artist, currently a senior in the BFA Acting program. Some of his recent acting credits include Orsino in Twelfth Night and Orgon in Tartuffe. He has produced and directed several short films and webisodes in LA and Santa Barbara. Besitos!
ANGELA CAI (SHE/HER/HERS, STAGE MANAGER, WIFE OF HEADLESS MAN INVESTIGATES HER OWN DISAPPEARANCE) is a second-year Electrical Engineering major. She has previously been on stage crew for Spring Dance 2022 and light board operator for Fall Dance 2022. This will be her first time stage managing a production at UCSB but she is very excited to participate in the Launch Pad Staged Readings!
BELLA PORTER (SHE/HER/HERS, ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER, REPLACED) is a thirdyear Theater Design major. Most recently she stage managed Dash Climbs A Rope during the fall one acts. She is very excited to be a part of this process and hopes you enjoy the shows!
CARLEE DOUGLAS (SHE/HER/HERS, ACTOR, DALIA IS DEAD AND HER DAD KEEPS
DUMPLINGS) is a senior in the BFA Acting program from Fresno, California. She was recently a part of Naked Shakes’s production of Romeo and Juliet as Mercutio. She would like to thank her professors, friends, and family for their continued support, encouragement, and love. She hopes you all enjoy the show!
DANIEL CUASAY (HE/HIM/HIS, ACTOR, REPLACED) is a third year Sociology major. Daniel has been a part of various productions at UCSB. He has performed a solo piece as part of Particle Collider. More recently, he was a writer and actor
in the AMPLIFY 24 Hour Play Festival.
DESTINY GONG (SHE/HER/HERS, DESIGNER, DALIA IS DEAD AND HER DAD KEEPS MAKING DUMPLINGS) is a second-year Art major. This is Destiny’s first time working on the production at UCSB. Destiny has worked on the Graduation Show in high school as a director, a designer, and an actor. is a second-year Art major. This is Destiny’s first time working on the production at UCSB.
ELIJAH FRANKLE (HE/THEY, DESIGNER, HEADLESS AND DALIA) is a second year Computer Science and Theatre Design student. Productions at UCSB include Assistant Projection and Sound Designer for Spectral Frequencies, Assistant Lighting Designer for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Assistant Projection Designer for A Medusa Thread, and Lighting Designer for Amplify’s 24 Hour Play Festival.
EMMA ROYBAL (SHE/HER/HERS, ACTOR, DALIA IS DEAD AND HER DAD KEEPS MAKING DUMPLINGS) is a third-year transfer Theater major. Emma has been acting throughout college and is excited to continue that journey here. So far she has been involved with the Fall 24-Hour Play Festival through Amplify and the Out of the Hat Fall Festival with The Public Domain Players.
EUNWOO YOO (SHE/HER/HERS, ASSISTANT DRAMATURG, REPLACED) is a doctoral candidate in Theater and Dance. Eunwoo interrogates the notions of race by studying theater and performance of early modern England and colonial Virginia. She also worked on productions at UCSB as a dramaturg, including the 2020 NAKED SHAKES production Immortal Longings
FRANCES MANTHORPE (SHE/HER/HERS, ACTOR, REPLACED) is a third year in the BFA acting program. Frances last performed in SBCC’s production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time in 2020 and prior to that, Sense and Sensibility, in 2019. She hopes you enjoy the show!
FRANKIE NEWTON (HE/HIM/HIS,
ACTOR, WIFE OF HEADLESS MAN INVESTIGATES HER OWN
DISAPPEARANCE) is a fourth-year Communication major with a minor in Theater. Frankie is a transfer student, and transferred to UCSB from Moorpark College in 2021. He most recently participated in the AMPLIFY 24Hour Play Festival last October, his first in-person acting role.
GEORGIA D’ALOISIO (SHE/HER/HERS, ACTOR, REPLACED) is a second year student obtaining a BFA degree in theatre with an emphasis in acting. This is Georgia’s first production with LAUNCH PAD and she couldn’t be more excited to be involved in this incredible festival! She hopes you enjoy the show!
HIND JADALLAH-KARRAA (SHE/HER/HERS, ACTOR, DALIA IS DEAD AND HER DAD KEEPS MAKING DUMPLINGS) is in her second year at UCSB and is a Junior in the BFA Theater program. Hind has acted in various productions at UCSB, including the 2022 Fall Quarter production of Nicolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector. She is excited to be a part of this year’s LAUNCH PAD Reading series!
HANNAH FROMAN (SHE/THEY, ASSISTANT TO THE DRAMATURG, DALIA IS DEAD AND HER DAD KEEPS MAKING DUMPLINGS) is a double major transfer student at UCSB studying English and Theater in the directing concentration. At UCSB, she most recently directed REUNION by James Still and was previously a part of the LAUNCH PAD Summer Reading Series and the stage manager for A Medusa Thread in Spring of 2022.
INDIGO RUNGE (SHE/HER/HERS, ACTOR, REPLACED) is a second-year Theatre major in the Acting BFA. Indi has participated in various projects at UCSB, most recently as an assistant stage manager for The Government Inspector. She is extremely excited to be a part of such an amazing festival with LAUNCH PAD. Indi hopes you enjoy the festival!
JAELLA HARDAWAY (SHE/HER/HERS, STAGE MANAGER, DALIA IS DEAD AND HER DAD KEEPS MAKING DUMPLINGS) is a fourth year Sociology and Theater double major from Boulder, Colorado. She has stage managed many performances at UCSB including Acetone Wishes and Plexiglass Dreams at last year’s reading festival. She hopes you enjoy the shows!
JOAN CHEAM (SHE/HER/HERS, ACTOR, DALIA IS DEAD AND HER DAD KEEPS MAKING DUMPLINGS) is a second-year BFA Acting and Economics double major. Most recently, she portrayed #8 in SBCC Theater Group’s production of The Wolves, Ajumma in Acetone Wishes and Plexiglass Dreams, and Exotic Deadly in Exotic Deadly or the MSG Play, both from the LAUNCH PAD Reading Series Festival at UCSB. Joan also portrayed “Others” in No One Plays Badminton in America, a new play commissioned by Artists at Play LA.
JONAH SPITLER (HE/THEY, ACTOR, WIFE OF HEADLESS MAN INVESTIGATES IN HER OWN DISAPPEARANCE) an actor in the UCSB BFA program. Recent credits include Barfée in Spelling Bee, Rex Bolton in Spectral Frequencies, and Stage Directions for We’re All Girls Here, a semi-finalist for Samuel French’s Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival. They are honored to participate in such exciting new work!
KAILEE DEPEW (SHE/HER/HERS, ACTOR, FREEDOM HILL) is a third year Theater major minoring in art and technology. This is her first time being a part of LAUNCH PAD’s reading festival and she could not be more excited for this new opportunity. She has worked on multiple productions at UCSB as run crew,
wardrobe crew, stage manager, and most recently as assistant stage manager for 2022’s fall production of The Government Inspector.
KIRSTEN HØJ (SHE/HER/HERS, ACTOR, REPLACED) is so pleased to be a part of the LAUNCH PAD Amplify Reading Series Festival. Kirsten is a senior in the BFA acting program at UCSB. Originally from Ojai, CA, she has worked in theater and film in and around LA and Santa Barbara. Recent credits at UCSB include Nina in Seagull and Olivia in Twelfth Night.
LESLIE COHRT (ANY PRONOUNS, STAGE MANAGER, FREEDOM HILL) is a third-year in the Theater department concentrating in costume design. With the Amplify Initiative, they have acted in three 24-hour play festivals. She is very excited to stage manage for the first time in this festival. Enjoy the show!
LUCAS CHENG (HE/HIM/HIS, ACTOR, WIFE OF HEADLESS MAN INVESTIGATES IN HER OWN DISAPPEARANCE) is a senior in the BFA acting program. This is his third year in the AMPLIFY Reading Series and as an Asian American in the arts, he is very thankful for the opportunity to represent under-represented voices in the AMPLIFY program.
MAKENA INGHRAM (SHE/HER/HERS, DESIGNER, WIFE OF HEADLESS MAN INVESTIGATES IN HER OWN DISAPPEARANCE) is a third-year Theater and Philosophy double major. She does not like to commit herself to one sole aspect of theater. Most recently, Makena scenic designed Amplify’s 24 Hour Play festival here.
MARLENE (MARS) QUILALA (SHE/HER/HERS, ACTOR, REPLACED) is a secondyear Biology major. Marlene has acted in various local productions in her hometown throughout her life, specifically Shakespeare plays. The last inperson production Marlene worked on was her High School’s production of Newsies as Crutchie in 2019. This is Marlene’s first production at UCSB.
MAYA ROSENBERG (SHE/HER/HERS, ASSISTANT TO THE PLAYWRIGHT, REPLACED) is a second-year, concentrating on playwriting in the Theatre department. She’s currently workshopping her play, A Story Below, through Amplify’s DOUBLES play festival, which will be performed as a staged reading. Her next endeavor shall be an awkward religious comedy… stay tuned.
MICHAEL SEITZ (HE/HIM/HIS, ACTOR, REPLACED) is a senior in the BFA acting program. He has been lucky to be a part of various shows here at UCSB, most recently with The Government Inspector, and is glad to be back to be a part of this reading series.
MIKAYLA BUHBE (SHE/HER/HERS, DESIGNER, DALIA IS DEAD AND HER DAD KEEPS MAKING DUMPLINGS) is a third-year Theater Production and Design minor and Writing and Literature major. She started getting back into theater at UCSB working run crew on Spectral Frequencies (2022) and the 2022 Fall Dance Concert Within Existence|Existence Within. This will be Mikayla’s first time exploring scenic design outside of the classroom and she’s very excited!
MONICA GRANADOS (SHE/HER/HERS, ACTOR, DALIA IS DEAD AND HER DAD KEEPS MAKING DUMPLINGS) is a fourth-year Theatre major in the Theatre and Community and Directing concentration. Monica has acted in past BIPOC reading festivals for 2020 and 2021 and various Amplify productions. She has also stage-managed past UCSB productions and continues to be involved. She hopes to apply what she has learned this week to her acting and directing skills.
NETTA NAKASH (SHE/HER/HERS, STAGE DIRECTIONS, WIFE OF HEADLESS MAN INVESTIGATES IN HER OWN DISAPPEARANCE) is a second-year transfer from Los Angeles pursuing her BFA in Acting. This is Netta’s first production at UCSB, and she is very excited to show the world these incredible new plays! She hopes you enjoy the show and sends love to all! :)
NICK ENEA (HE/HIM/HIS, ACTOR, WIFE OF HEADLESS MAN INVESTIGATES IN HER OWN DISAPPEARANCE) is a transfer student in his second year in the BFA Acting program. He loves taking every opportunity available to act, and his favorite role at UCSB so far was Romeo in the recent NAKED SHAKES production of Romeo and Juliet! Nick also enjoys Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain. He also, also, is a self-certified tree climbing expert.
PHOEBE ALVA (SHE/HER/HERS, ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER, WIFE OF HEADLESS MAN INVESTIGATES IN HER OWN DISAPPEARANCE) is a Junior actor in the BFA program, and this is her first time assistant stage managing. She is excited to be a part of this amazing process, and dedicates her work to her brother, Tristan Becker Alva.
PRESTON JONES (HE/HIM/HIS, ACTOR, FREEDOM HILL) is a fourth-year student majoring in Theatre at UCSB. Preston previously has appeared onstage at the Hatlen in The Bones of Contention, in addition to acting in several television productions. He is overjoyed to be a part of the LAUNCH PAD festival this year and would like to thank his parents.
QUEENIE JL. YANG (SHE/HER/HERS, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, FREEDOM HILL) is a secondyear Theater sociology double major. Since last summer joining in the theater department, she played the role pf Balthasar in Naked Shakes production of Romeo and Juliet. She also participated in 2022 Amplify 24-Hours Festival as an actor.
RONI RAGONE (THEY/THEM/THEIRS, ASSISTANT TO THE PLAYWRIGHT, WIFE OF HEADLESS MAN INVESTIGATES IN HER OWN DISAPPEARANCE) is a double majoring in English and Theatre with a concentration in playwright. They are an Amplify leader and the co-creator of Doubles - a festival for 10-minute plays (January 22nd at 2pm - FREE!!). This past summer, their play We’re All Girls Here was selected and performed in the 47th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival at Playwrights Horizons in New York City. Catch their play Night Night, Roger Roger here on the main stage this March!
RYHANNA ATIQEE (SHE/HER/HERS, ASSISTANT TO THE PLAYWRIGHT, DALIA IS DEAD AND HER DAD KEEPS MAKING DUMPLINGS) is a Theater major here at UCSB. Ryhanna worked on several productions last quarter such as The Government Inspector and the 24HR Play Festival. She hopes you enjoy the show as much as she enjoyed working on it (so, a lot).
SADIE BIJLSMA (SHE/HER/HERS,
ACTOR, DALIA IS DEAD AND HER DAD KEEPS MAKING
DUMPLINGS) is a second year Film and Media studies major. She has been acting her whole life, and has acted in several student theater and film projects during her time at UCSB, including Hamlet’s Big Adventure, where she played Ophelia, and Lady Scout Cookies in which she starred. She has also been known to dabble in screenwriting and theater tech.
SARA SADJADI (SHE/HER/HERS, ACTOR, WIFE OF HEADLESS MAN INVESTIGATES IN HER
OWN DISAPPEARANCE) is a second-year Theater major in the BFA acting program. Sara participated in UCSB events last year including acting in the 24H Play Festival and stage managing One Acts. This is her first time in a reading festival and she is extremely excited to work alongside such talented playwrights, actors, directors, and designers.
SOPHIA MARTINEZ (SHE/THEY, ACTOR, WIFE OF HEADLESS MAN INVESTIGATES IN HER OWN DISAPPEARANCE)
is a third-year Writing and Literature major with a minor in Applied Psychology. This is Sophia’s debut production in the UCSB Theater and Dance Department.
TAYLOR KIRK (SHE/HER/HER, ACTOR, FREEDOM HILL) is a fourth year in the BFA Theatre program with a double major in Black Studies and was last seen in The Government Inspector as Dobchinsky. She is thrilled to begin the new year with new play development!
(HE/HIM/HIS, ACTOR, REPLACED) is a second-year Theater BFA Acting Major. Travers acted in shows in high school, but LAUNCH PAD is his first show at UCSB. He’s excited to continue working this quarter with Main Stage productions and Doubles Reading Festival.
DEAD AND HER DAD KEEPS
is a first-year Theater major from Sonoma County, CA. She has most recently appeared in UCSB’s fall one-act plays as A in Reunion, and is excited to continue to be involved with the department.
YONATAN GROSSMAN (HE/HIM/HIS, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, WIFE OF HEADLESS MAN INVESTIGATES IN HER OWN DISAPPEARANCE) was actually just looking to buy a small toaster oven when he accidentally stumbled into a rehearsal. He’s really grateful for the opportunity to assistant direct and all, but if someone could just show him to the small appliances aisle that would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
ZURI WILSON (SHE/HER/HERS, ACTOR, FREEDOM HILL) is a second year Film and Media Studies and Black Studies double major. Some of her previous roles include Olivia in Twelfth Night, Miss Scarlett in Clue, and LaTrece in LAUNCH PAD’s A Medusa Thread. Zuri is also a reporter for UCSB TV.
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Ms. Susan L. Alexander* Mr. Frank S. Alvarez Mr. David B. Anderson* Irwin Appel and Julie K. Fishell John and Jody Arnhold° Cynthia and Scott Austin Joel F. Barsky, D.M.D Elaine and Todd Bauer Lisa and Gary Beeson Ms. Myrna H. Bernard John and Jill Bishop Constance S. Brainin, Ph.D. Ms. Deborah Brevoort Mr. and Mrs. Chuck A. Burright Mr. Dan Castellaneta and Ms. Deborah Lacusta Luiza Yuk Wah and Leland Chan Ms. Christine Chien Cynthia and Chris Chin° Margaret Leonard and Clare Sheils Toni Corwin
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