Past Seasons

2017-2018 Mainstage Season

King Lear / NAKED SHAKES

by William Shakespeare

directed by Irwin Appel

September 7- 13, 2017

November 4- 19, 2017

Performing Arts Theater

photo: David Bazemore

A View From the Bridge

by Arthur Miller

directed by Irwin Appel

November 3- 19,  2017

Performing Arts Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Humanimal / Fall Dance Concert

choreographer by Senior BFA Candidates

directed by Christina McCarthy

December 7- 9,  2017

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

The World of Extreme Happiness

by Frances Ya- Chu Cowhig

directed by Daniel Stein

February 16- 25, 2018

Performing Arts Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Staging the Daffy Dame / LAUNCH PAD

by Anne Garcia- Romero

directed by Risa Brainin

March 2- 11, 2018

Studio Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Kalopsia / Spring Dance Concert

choreographed by BFA Senior Choreographers

under the direction of Brandon Whited

Aprill 12- 14, 2018

Hatlen Theater

photo: Fritz Olenberger

My Roll, My Role / New Works Lab

by Michael Lin

directed by Billie Stouter

May 10- 20, 2018

Studio Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Soda Jerks / New Works Lab

by Harry Davis

directed by Harry Davis

May 10- 20, 2018

Studio Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Fast Food Take Over / New Works Lab

by Brynn Johnson- Shrout

directed by Chris Perez

May 10- 20, 2018

Studio Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Bad Blood / New Works Lab

by Jazmine Bang

directed by Nicole Zahner

May 11- 20, 2018

Studio Theater

photo: Fritz Olenberger

The Sex Dungeon Speed Dating Spectacular / New Works Lab

by Ali Albanese

directed by Mabel Moll

May 11- 20, 2018

Studio Theater

photo: Fritz Olenberger

Enamored with the Ephemeral / New Works Lab

by Malique Guinn

directed by Daniel Colohan

May 11- 20, 2018

Studio Theater

photo: Fritz Olenberger

Cabaret

book by Joe Masteroff

based on play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood

music by John Kander

lyrics by Fredd Ebb

directed by Julie Fishell

music direction by Jon Nathan

choreography by Christina McCarthy

May 25- June 3, 2018

Performing Arts Theater

photo: David Bazemore

2016-2017 Mainstage Season

Much Ado About Nothing / NAKED SHAKES

by William Shakespeare

directed by Irwin Appel

Nov 30 - Oct 2, 2016

Studio Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Bernhard / LAUNCH PAD

by Lynn Rosen

directed by Anne Torsiglieri

November 4- 13, 2016

Performing Arts Theater

photo: Fritz Olenberger

Double Exposure / Fall Dance Concert

under the direction of Brandon Whited and Christina McCarthy

December 2- 3, 2016

Hatlen Theater

photo: Fritz Olenberger

Anima and Animus / Santa Barbara Dance Theater

under the concert direction of Christopher Pilafian

January 13- 22, 2017

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Lydia

by Octavia Solis

directed by Irwin Appel

February 17- 26, 2017

Performing Arts Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Mr. Burns, a post- plectric play

by Anne Washburn

directed by Tom Whitaker

March 4- 12, 2017

Studio Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Gang Sines / New Works Lab

by Malique Guinn

directed by Rebecca Wear

May 11- 21, 2017

Performing Arts Theater

photo: David Bazemore

The Last Video Game / New Works Lab

by Tristan Newcomb

directed by Tristan Newcomb

May 11- 21, 2017

Performing Arts Theater

photo: David Bazemore

The Couch / New Works Lab

by Andalusia Kear

directed by Tyler Koontz

May 12- 21, 2017

Performing Arts Theater

photo: David Bazemore

In His Hands / New Works Lab

by Miriam Dance

directed by Sian Harden

May 12- 21, 2017

Performing Arts Theater

photo: David Bazemore

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

by Bertolt Brecht

translated by Eric Bentler

directed by Simon Williams

May 26- June 4, 2017

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

2015-2016 Mainstage Season

Venus

by Suzan-Lori Parks

directed by Tom Whitaker

November 6-14, 2015

Performing Arts Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Meraki / Fall Dance Concert

under the concert direction of Christina McCarthy

December 4-5, 2015

Hatlen Theater

photo: Phil Channing

 

Santa Barbara Dance Theater 40th Anniversary

under the concert direction of Christopher Pilafian

January 20-24, 2016

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

The Death of Kings

from Shakespeare

adapted and directed by Irwin Appel

Feb 19 - Mar 6, 2016

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Aspire / Spring Dance Concert

under the concert direction of Jerry Pearson

April 7-9, 2016

Hatlen Theater

photo: Phil Channing

Too Much Water

by KJ Sanchez*

directed by Jenny Mercein and Joyelle Ball

*in collaboration with Jenny Mercein and Ensemble

May 6 - 15, 2016

Performing Arts Theater

photo: David Bazemore

We Want The Funk: a rustbelt lullaby on the one! / LAUNCH PAD

by Idris Goodwin

directed by Risa Brainin

May 19 - 27, 2016

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

2014-2015 Mainstage Season

Middletown: A Play

by Will Eno

directed by Tom Whitaker

November 14-22, 2014

Performing Art Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Axiom / Fall Dance Concert

under the concert direction of Christina McCarthy

December 12-13, 2014

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

directed by Simon Williams

February 13-21, 2015

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

In the Red and Brown Water

by Tarell Alvin McCraney

directed by Shirley Jo Finney

February 27 - March 7, 2015

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Soul Particles / Fall Dance Concert

under the concert direction of Christina McCarthy

December 12-13, 2014

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Bloody Poetry

by Howard Brenton

directed by Jeff Mills

May 8-17, 2015

Performing Arts Theater

photo: David Bazemore

The Talented Ones / LAUNCH PAD

by Yussef El Guindi

directed by Risa Brainin

May 21-30, 2015

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

2013-2014 Mainstage Season

Top Girls

by Caryl Churhill

directed by Anne Torsiglieri

November 8-16, 2013

Performing Arts Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Anticipate / Fall Dance Concert

Under the concert direction of Christina McCarthy

December 6-8, 2013

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Santa Barbara Dance Theater

Under the concert direction of Christopher Pilafian

January 15-19, 2014

Hatlen Theater

photo: Stephen Sherrill

Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

by Meg Miroshnik

directed by Tom Whitaker

February 14-22, 2014

Performing Arts Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Untitled IV by Ruth Markofsky / LAUNCH PAD

by Alison Tatlock

directed by Risa Brainin

February 28 - March 8, 2014

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Five Quiets / Spring Dance Concert

Under the concert direction of

Mira Kingsley and Christina McCarthy

April 11-13, 2014

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Arabian Nights

by Mary Zimmerman

directed by Jeff Mills

May 9-17, 2014

Performing Arts Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Equivocation

by Bill Cain

directed by Irwin Appel

May 23-31, 2014

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

2012-2013 Mainstage Season

These Shining Lives

These Shining Lives - Performance Photo

by Melanie Marnich
directed by Tom Whitaker 

November 9-17, 2012

Performing Arts Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Becoming Forever / Fall Dance Concert

Concert Director: Christina McCarthy

December 6-8, 2012

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

A Leap of Faith / Santa Barbara Dance Theater

Artistic Director: Christopher Pilafian

January 16-20, 2013

Hatlen Theater

(pictured: Christina Sanchez)

Absolutely! {perhaps}

by Luigi Pirandello

adapted by Martin Sherman

directed by Simon Williams

February 15-23, 2013

Performing Arts Theater

(pictured: Chase O’Donnell, Quinlan Fitzgerald, Geno Creese, and Patrick Arter)

photo: David Bazemore

Appoggiatura / LAUNCH PAD

by James Still

directed by Risa Brainin

February 28 - March 9, 2013

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Blood, Thought, Muscle, & Grace / Spring Dance Concert

Concert Director: Mira Kingsley

April 12-14, 2013

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

A Streetcar Named Desire

by Tennessee Williams
directed by Irwin Appel

May 9 - May 19

Performing Arts Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Eurydice

by Sarah Ruhl
directed by Jeff Mills

May 24 - June 1, 2013

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

2011-2012 Mainstage Season

Yes is a Long Time / Santa Barbara Dance Theater

Concert Director: Mira Kingsley

September 30 - October 2, 2013

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Cloud Nine

by Caryl Churchill
directed by Anne Torsiglieri

November 4-12, 2011

Performing Arts Theater

photo credit: David Bazemore 

Molière's Tartuffe

directed by Tom Whitaker

February 17-25, 2012

Performing Arts Theater

photo credit: David Bazemore 

Entangled / LAUNCH PAD

by Lila Rose Kaplan
directed by Risa Brainin

March 1-10, 2012

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

UNBOUND Confessions / Spring Dance Concert

Dance Director: Christina McCarthy

April 13-15, 2012

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Anowa

by Ama Ata Aidoo

directed by Irwin Appel

May 25 - June 2, 2012

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

2010 - 2011 Mainstage Season

Biederman's Match / LAUNCH PAD

by Beau Willimon
directed by Risa Brainin

February 11-20, 2011

Performing Arts Theater

photo: David Bazemore

The Sky to the Ground / Spring Dance Concert

directed by Delila Moseley

April 8-10, 2011

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore

Hamlet / NAKED SHAKES

by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by Irwin Appel

May 20-28, 2011

Hatlen Theater

photo: David Bazemore