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Theatre Eclectic in Santa Barbara/Goleta, CA: providing equal access to theater for artists of all backgrounds and levels of experience; and providing equal access to theater for underserved audiences. . .

 

“We aim to create circles of community: amongst our artists, and between our artists and the audiences. . . In our small corner of the world, we hope to sew together the rifts in our culture that of late have caused us so much concern.  I like the idea of diverse patches sewn together into a unified quilt; the metaphor suggests warmth.  That's what we hope you will feel as you become a part of our Theatre Eclectic community.”

Philip Levien, Artistic Director

THEATRE ECLECTIC WELCOMES YOU

WHERE WE'VE BEEN

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Leaving 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, we are grateful for another productive year for Theatre Eclectic. In the spring, we presented a stage adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr’s “Who Am I this Time?”; and we just completed a successful run of our fall show, LIFE’S UPS AND DOWNS: An Evening of One Act Plays. In addition to providing free theater at our Wake and Schott campuses, we brought our free productions to retirement homes in our area as well. Also, at the acting workshop at SBCC School Of Extended Learning, we did readings of new plays: THE HOMING PIDGEON, by Broadway playwright Richard Seff, and “I’m Not Nonna,” by award winning playwright Darlene Craviotto. We would like to thank SBCC School Of Extended Learning and all our donors for another year of enabling us to enjoy our lives as artists in the theater; and for enabling us to bring the gift of theater to our community.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN 2024

OPENING IN MAY, 2024

F. Scott Fitzgerald's

THE GREAT GATSBY

Coming Soon - Watch for More Information

Urge to Act, Acting for Older Adults – Acting Class – SBCC School for Extended Learning – Instructor: Philip Levien (Artistic Director, Theatre Eclectic)

Spring Session of Urge to Act, Acting for Older Adults workshop/class begins on January 23, 2024 (Tuesday and/or Thursday classes).

Actors of all backgrounds and levels of experience are welcome to participate.

The focus of the current session includes a focus on learning through performing in a full-length play.

 Those interested should enroll in the Urge to Act, Acting for Older Adults workshop at www.sbcc.edu. One can also sign up at the Schott or Wake Campus.

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