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Distinguished Guest Artists and Projects
Small Town America

A staged reading of Small Town America, directed by Lab Director Nancy Kawalek, included a cast of veteran professional actors – George Gaynes, Nathan Davis, William Smithers, Don Stewart, and Kathryn Ish – and students. Small Town America, written by UCSB Film Studies student Zachary Hart, won the Corwin Award for Best Screenplay. This provided a unique opportunity for a student to hear their own screenplay read by professionals before an audience of 200 students, faculty, and community members.

From left to right: Nathan Davis, Don Stewart, William Smithers, George Gaynes, and Larry Williams
From left to right: Chris Cotone, Nathan Davis, Don Stewart, William Smithers, George Gaynes, and Larry Williams

From left to right: Drama student Will McFadden, Chris Cotone, Nathan Davis, and Don Stewart

From left to right: Kathryn Ish, Film Studies students Robert Abilez and Jackie Silverman, Alvin Catacutan, and Will McFadden
The entire cast of Small Town America, from left to right: Kathryn Ish, Robert Abilez, Jackie Silverman, Alvin Catacutan, Will McFadden, Chris Cotone, Nathan Davis, Don Stewart, William Smithers, George Gaynes, and Larry Williams
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