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OJAI PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES ITS 18TH SEASON!
“FAULT LINES 2015”
Featuring New Works by Eight Playwrights plus an All-Star Reading of “Hand to God” with Robert Askins
OPC Summer New Works Festival August 2 - 9, 2015
July 6, 2015… Ojai, Calif…The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 18th season with an extraordinary program of playwrights, new play workshops and special performance events from August 2 through 9, 2015 in Ojai, California.

image006VENTURA, CA – The streets of the city of Ventura’s historic Downtown and Westside Cultural District will transform into a mecca of artistic expression, and bring Cuban culture and history during the 22nd ArtWalk Ventura the weekend of July 18-19th.

INTRO-Lonesome Traveler - OCC - 1LONESOME TRAVELER nominated for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical Tom Dugan nominated for Outstanding Solo Performance in WIESENTHAL

(Ventura, CA) – At a ceremony on Monday at the Manhattan Friar's Club, Broadway stars Raul Esparza and Katie Finneran announced nominations for the New York Outer Critics' Circle Awards. Two productions from Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura were among the nominees. LONESOME TRAVELER, written and directed by Rubicon founder James O'Neil received a nomination for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical, and WIESENTHAL, written and performed by Tom Dugan and directed by Rubicon Artistic Associate Jenny Sullivan received a nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance. The first production was presented in New York by Off-Broadway Across America at 59E59 Theatres; the latter was produced with Daryl Roth Productions at The Acorn Theatre.

introGDavividsonOjai Playwrights Conference honors Gordon Davidson and Judy Ovitz
In a "Town & Country" Soiree on May 2

Ojai, CA – The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC) launches its 18th season with a benefit gala themed "Town & Country" on Saturday, May 2, 3:00 pm, in Ojai, CA. Honoring Gordon Davidson for his decades of leadership in new play development in Los Angeles, and Judy Ovitz, an invaluable patron of the arts and OPC leader, the Benefit helps to fund the development of compelling new works for the American theatre.

 

copy-Intro-Swing into Spring Fundraiser image copy copyChannel Islands Choral Association (CICA) is pleased to announce that we are taking a giant leap forward and holding our big annual fundraising event “Swing into Spring” gala to the Camarillo’s Freedom Center on May 17, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

We invite you to join Professor KuanFen Liu, the CSU Channel Islands Choir and Professor Steve Marsh for a fabulous evening of music, food, drink and fun supporting choral music education in our local elementary schools.

Malala Yousafzai

 UCSB Arts & Lectures announces Malala Yousafzai: An Afternoon with the 2014 Nobel Peace Laureate, featuring a rare appearance by the world-renowned advocate for girls’ education, Saturday, June 27 at 3:00 p.m. at the Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street, in Santa Barbara. An audience Q-and-A will follow the presentation.

Tickets will go on sale in a phased rollout. Currently enrolled UCSB students can purchase tickets on Friday, March 13 at 10:00 a.m. (available online or in person at the A&L ticket office). Arts & Lectures’ Producers Circle members can purchase tickets on Friday, March 13 at 10:00 a.m. (available by phone at 805-893-3535 or in person at the A&L ticket office). Arts & Lectures’ Circle of Friends members and Arts & Lectures’ series subscribers can purchase tickets on Monday, March 30 (available by phone at 805-893-3535 or in person at the A&L ticket office). Tickets are available to the general public on Monday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. (available online, by phone at 805-893-3535, or in person at the A&L ticket office.)

poteshman Len 2011 final printLeonard Poteshman (1925-2014)
It is with great sadness that we announces the passing of Len Poteshman, a painter, sculptor, educator and Art Crimes Consultant. He died of brain cancer and was under hospice care for only a few days. Len was 88.
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