Santa Barbara Revels is the newest of nine Revels companies in the U.S. Santa Barbara Revels seeks to entertain audiences while fostering a sense of community. In their dramatic productions that revolve around the Winter Solstice and other seasons, Revels celebrates music from cultures the world over, and seeks to preserve traditions by bringing them alive for today's audiences. The Revels theatrical vision encourages participation by all, builds connection between diverse people and cultures, and helps fulfill the human need for celebration.
Artistic director Susan Keller founded the organization in 2007, and in the time since, it has become a staple of Santa Barbara's theater community, winning a Santa Barbara Independent Indy Award in 2011 for excellence in theatrical production, and establishing their show to the historic Lobero Theater. they are always looking to add new avenues for community involvement and celebration. Santa Barbara's interest in and need for such celebratory community activities are clear.
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