Launchpad is our showcase of plays in long-term development from our playwright members, Playwrights Unit, and New West playwrights.

 

After a rehearsal process, plays are performed to an audience with minimal sets, lights and sound, and blocked on our stage.

 

LAUNCHPAD 2019 SCHEDULE

 

Week One

 

Thursday 11/14 at 8:00 pm | GUN FIGHT by Stephen Dierkes *+
The politics of guns is a no-brainer — in America, anyway.

 

Friday 11/15 at 8:00 pm | AMERICAN DINER by Jude Lutz
The lives of a teenager, her overbearing mother, and a Haitian immigrant collide in a NJ diner.

 

Saturday 11/16 at 8:00 pm | TRAVELOGUE by Keith Szarabajka *+
A couple visit Italy to rekindle their relationship and find an epiphany in a WWII graveyard.

 

Sunday 11/17 at 6:00 pm | ONE ACT PROGRAM A

A TIMELY REUNION by Michael Kaplan *+
A play about ex-lovers reuniting goes completely off the rails when an actor is injured.

WRITERS IN THE WRITERS GROUP MUST WRITE by Elizabeth Logun *+
Five women start a writing group which gets off to a rocky start.

OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY by David Meyers *
When Veronica Lopez outsources her staff, she gets more than she bargained for.

PUT IN BESIDE by Tony Foster *+
Never ignore the stage directions.

 

 

Week Two

 

Thursday 11/21 at 8:00 pm | FOOTPRINT by Jennie Webb +
A play about loss, mystery and leaving one’s mark.

 

Friday 11/22 at 8:00 pm | BETHANY by Stephen Burleigh *+
1896. Arkansas. Activist Ida B. Wells investigates the lynching of a young African American.

 

Saturday 11/23 at 8:00 pm | JUST SO TYPICALLY ME by Troy Loftin #*
An aging pop star derails her comeback show and questions her destiny.

 

Sunday 11/24 at 6:00 pm | ONE ACT PROGRAM B

BENIGN DEPARTURES by Tony Pasqualini *+
A homeless woman tries to justify her life to a government agency.

SPIN GHAR by Leilani Squire *+
Trapped at their outpost in Afghanistan two soldiers face the moral injury of war.

FINAL JEOPARDY by Ken Levine +
A battle of wits between two all-time Jeopardy champions

 

 

* member EST/LA

+ member EST/LA Playwrights Unit

# member New West Young Playwrights

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