Meet The Playwright
Saturday, November 8 after the 8pm show
Just who IS the playwright with the audacity to write a play called HONKY? What inspired such a title? Why does the world of marketing upscale basketball shoes have so much to say about the conversation about race in America today? Here is your one night only chance to hear direct from the man who wrote this wild satire of a play. REP Artistic Associate JACOLE KITCHEN and HONKY Co–Dramaturg MATT CHAPMAN host a provocative conversation with playwright GREG KALLERES.
Live Piano: New York! New York!
Sunday, November 9 @ 6pm before the 7pm show
Consider the amazing amount of music written about the city of New York, the setting of the play HONKY. Tonight is your chance to hear a special selection of famous songs that will transport you to The Big Apple before the play takes you there. Enjoy live piano performances from members of San Diego’s AMATEUR PIANISTS and as they take you on an extraordinary journey of music written in and about New York City!e
Wicked Wednesday: Brands & Logos Trivia Night
Wednesday, November 12 @ 6pm before the 7pm show
Can you identify a brand from just its logo? Can you quote the Skittles slogan? Can you name three athletes endorsed by Nike? It’s time to test your trivia knowledge about commercial factoids at The REP’s Trivia Night! Bring your teammates and wallet full of brand loyalty cards, because it’s about to get fun!
Talkin' Theatre with Todd
Thursday, November 16 @ 1pm before the 2pm show
HONKY is a play proud to dive boldly into the emotions and challenges Americans face when dealing with the issues of diversity, equality and justice. REP Associate Artistic Director TODD SALOVEY’S guests have decades of experience producing works of performance that speak to the diversity of American culture. Join Todd as he hosts a special roundtable with REP Artistic Director SAM WOODHOUSE, Artistic Director of UPAKA programs and Kuumba Fest DAJAHN BLEVINS, Producing Artistic Director of Teatro Máscara Mágica WILLIAM R. VIRCHIS and HONKY Assistant Director JACOLE KITCHEN.
Live Painting: Shoe Edition
Sunday, November 16 @ 1pm before the 2pm show
Sneaker culture provides an exciting way to show one’s personality through footwear. San Diego artists LETITIA ROGERS, KEVIN INMAN, GREG MURRAY, S.L. LAWTON, FRANK RAKOVIC and others will be live painting in our lobby on the blank white canvas of sneakers to portray their individual takes on race in America. Come watch them as they paint, and enjoy the multiple perspectives!
A Live Debate at the Lyceum: For Your Protection...or Above the Law
Wednesday, November 19 @ 5:45pm before the 7pm show
“Talk of the Town” producer BILL DRISCOLL, former San Diego City Attorney MIKE AGUIRRE and members of SAN DIEGO DEBATE SOCIETY will take to our lobby stage. The debate question is: Are police officers doing a difficult job in the best way possible OR does law enforcement go too far in the name of public safety? Bring an open mind and all your questions! The debate will be aired on KNSJ 89.1 FM.e
Sam's Salon: The Power of Color in American Marketing
Thursday, November 20 @ 7pm before the 8pm show
The marketing pros who decide who will be featured in the ads that convince us to buy know that featuring people of color and ethnic icons can lead to hefty sales success. Certainly basketball star Kevin Durant is smiling, having just signed a $285 Million + endorsement contract with Nike. REP Artistic Director and HONKY Stage Director SAM WOODHOUSE hosts a hot topic conversation about ethnicity in advertising with ad man FRANK COWELL, President & Creative Director of the company ELEVATOR, JOE NAFZIGER, Creative Director for the company i.d.e.a. and HONKY Co–Dramaturg MATT CHAPMAN.
Meet the Artists
Friday, November 21 after the 8pm show
After the show, join the stars of HONKY for an open discussion of the work onstage. Bring your questions and comments. Hosted by REP Casting Director JACOLE KITCHEN.
This is our Youth: Poetry and Essays
Saturday, November 22 @ 1pm before the 2pm show
Education, art and passion infuse the lives of the students of the JUVENILE COURT AND COMMUNITY SCHOOLS. "This is Our Youth" is a showcase of performance works that highlight the importance of the community partnership between JCCS and The REP. We believe that every student deserves an opportunity to be heard. Come and be amazed at what these kids have to say!
Gallery Tour: The Artists
Sunday, November 30 @ 6pm before the 7pm show
Walk our lobby art gallery with bi-national art activist MARIZA SÁNCHEZ and the Tijuana artists who created the Dia de los Muertos exhibit that is in the lobby during the run of HONKY. The vibrant colors, history and culture these images reflect are potent and mysterious. Here is your chance to hear the stories behind the art on the walls!
Meet the Playwight
Friday, November 28, after the 8pm show
Just who IS the playwright with the audacity to write a play called HONKY? What inspired such a title? Why does the world of marketing upscale basketball shoes have so much to say about the conversation about race in America today? Here is your one night only chance to hear direct from the man who wrote this wild satire of a play. REP Artistic Associate DANIELLE WARD hosts a provocative conversation with playwright GREG KALLERES.