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Distinguished Guest Artists and Projects
Santa Barbara Script Competition

Staged readings of excerpts from the Santa Barbara Script Competition’s four prize-winning screenplays were performed at the Center Stage Theater by professional actors under the direction of Lab Director Nancy Kawalek.

Curtain call for the cast of One Man, by Jesse Keenan and Sarah Holmgren, which took first place in the SBSC; From left to right: Cathy Lind Hayes, Timothy Bottoms, Robert Lesser, Sofia Lauwers, Trevor Luce, Jonathan Tucker, Natalie Avital, Dana Claudat, Henry Brown, and Justice Pratt.
Curtain call for the cast of Blackball, by Jonathan Massey and David Smith; Blackball was a SBSC finalist. From left to right: Timothy Bottoms, Emma Redick, Courtney Houston, Freddie Redd, Curtis Peek, Henry Brown, Oliver Hamilton, Justice Pratt, Marc Lee.
Producer Paul Kurta, who began the SBSC in an effort to identify great film and TV scripts suitable for production in the South Coast region of California, gives his introductory remarks at the top of the evening.
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