Tag archives: Out of the Box Theater Company

An Adventure Made Up in Real Time
By Steven Libowitz   |   July 12, 2022

In recent years, Santa Barbara Improv (SBI) has added long-form format opportunities, in both workshops and performance, to its longstanding tradition of hosting weekly short-form classes and a monthly performance of the format most folks might be more familiar with via Whose Line Is It Anyway?  Now, SBI is trying something brand new for the […]

The Mystery of Martha
By Steven Libowitz   |   November 14, 2019

On the surface, What Martha Did might seem a strange choice for Launch Pad, UCSB’s innovative model of new play development that serves as a high-tech lab for playwrights-in-residence, UCSB theater students, faculty, and guest artists. The darkly funny drama about regret, facing the truth, and finding forgiveness features largely middle-aged characters, a bit of […]

Out of the Box: Hair Today, Amélie Tomorrow
By Steven Libowitz   |   November 8, 2018

Turning Amélie into a stage musical might appear to be a fool’s mission, given that the indie French film was a surprising hit in 2001 largely because of the movie’s tone and the charms of its breakout star, Audrey Tautou. But Out of the Box (OOB) Theatre Company founder Samantha Eve thinks the recent translation […]