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The Humans

Performance Dates: January 9 – February 2, 2020

Previews: January 9 - 14, 2020

Press Opening: Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Closing: Sunday, February 2 at 2:00 p.m.



Press Releases

Dec 19, 2019        San Diego Rep Announces Rep Xtras Events Schedule For The Humans

Nov 26, 2019        San Diego REP The Humans Cast & Creative Announcement



Press Photos

Rosina Reynolds in The Humans

Rosina Reynolds in The Humans

Rosina Reynolds. Photo by Peggy Ryan.

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Jeff Meek in The Humans

Jeff Meek in The Humans

Jeff Meek. Photo by Peggy Ryan

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Elizabeth Dennehy in The Humans

Elizabeth Dennehy in The Humans

Elizabeth Dennehy. Photo by Peggy Ryan

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Brian Mackey in The Humans

Brian Mackey in The Humans

Brian Mackey. Photo by Peggy Ryan.

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Amanda Sitton in The Humans

Amanda Sitton in The Humans

Amanda Sitton. Photo by Peggy Ryan.

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Kate Rose Reynolds in The Humans

Kate Rose Reynolds in The Humans

Kate Rose Reynolds. Photo by Peggy Ryan.

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The Humans Cast 3

The Humans Cast 3

Left to right: Amanda Sitton, Rosina Reynolds, Jeff Meek, Elizabeth Dennehy, Kate Rose Reynolds, Brian Mackey

Peggy Ryan

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The Humans Cast 2

The Humans Cast 2

Left to right: Jeff Meek, Elizabeth Dennehy, Brian Mackey, Amanda Sitton, Rosina Reynolds, Kate Rose Reynolds

Peggy Ryan

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The Humans Cast

The Humans Cast

Left to right: Jeff Meek, Elizabeth Dennehy, Brian Mackey, Amanda Sitton, Rosina Reynolds, Kate Rose Reynolds

Peggy Ryan

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The Humans Cast

The Humans Cast

The cast of The Humans (left to right): Amanda Sitton, Kate Rose Reynolds, Rosina Reynolds, Jeff Meek, Elizabeth Dennehy, Brian Mackey. 

Photo by Jim Carmody

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The Humans Cast

The Humans Cast

The cast of The Humans (left to right): Kate Rose Reynolds, Elizabeth Dennehy, Rosina Reynolds, Amanda Sitton, Jeff Meek. 

Photo by Jim Carmody

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The Humans sisters

The Humans sisters

Left to right: Kate Rose Reynolds, Amanda Sitton.

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The Humans couple

The Humans couple

Left to right: Kate Rose Reynolds, Brian Mackey. 

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The Humans father and daughter

The Humans father and daughter

Left to right: Kate Rose Reynolds, Jeff Meek.

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The Humans Cast

The Humans Cast

The cast of The Humans (left to right): Brian Mackey, Kate Rose Reynolds, Jeff Meek, Elizabeth Dennehy, Rosina Reynolds.

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The Humans father

The Humans father

Left to right: Kate Rose Reynolds, Jeff Meek.

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The Humans father

The Humans father

Jeff Meek in The Humans.

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Videos

Tony Award-winning THE HUMANS, playing thru Feb 2 at San Diego REP!

Sam’s Salon for THE HUMANS: The American Dream

Behind the scenes of Tony Award-winning THE HUMANS, starting Jan 9!

Show description

Erik Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's new apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle, pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night. Soon, family tensions reach a boiling point. Playwright Stephen Karam (Sons of the Prophet, Speech & Debate) takes a look at the hopes and heartbreaks of the modern American family in this uproariously funny and deeply chilling drama. Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play.

CRITICSPICK "A haunting, beautifully realized play, quite possibly the finest we will see all season... Blisteringly funny and altogether wonderful." - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"Absolutely, relentlessly gripping... Rackingly funny even as it pummels the heart and scares the bejesus out of you." - Jesse Green, New York Magazine


Additional Info

Stephen Karam (Playwright): Stephen is the Tony Award-winning author of The Humans,  Sons of the Prophet and Speech & Debate. For his work he’s received two Drama Critics Circle Awards, an OBIE Award and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. He wrote a film adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull starring Annette Bening, which was released by Sony Picture Classics. His adaptation of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard premiered on Broadway as part of Roundabout’s 2016 season. Recent honors include the inaugural Horton Foote Playwriting Award, the inaugural Sam Norkin Drama Desk Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, a Lucille Lortel Award, Drama League Award,  and Hull-Warriner Award. Stephen teaches graduate playwriting at The New School. He is a graduate of Brown University and grew up in Scranton, PA.

Todd Salovey (Director): Todd is in his 29th season at The REP.  He is founding artistic director of the REP’s Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival and last year was honored for its 25th anniversary.  Recent REP directing includes Outside Mullingar, and the world premieres of The Dybbuk for Hannah and Sam’s Wedding which he also wrote and Herbert Siguenza's Steal Heaven.  Other REP work with Siguenza includes the premieres In the Time of the Butterflies and A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, which has also played at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Denver Center, Arizona Theatre Co, San Jose Stage, Los Angeles Theatre Center and Center Arts REP.  Acclaimed REP shows include A Hammer, A Bell and A Song to Sing and The Blessing of a Broken Heart which he authored, The Dybbuk, King Lear, Uncle Vanya, The Illusion, the world premiere of Yehuda Hyman’s The Mad Dancers and Hamlet starring Jefferson Mays. Salovey is on faculty in Theatre and Dance, and the Rady School of University of California, San Diego where he received a 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award.

Jeffrey Meek (Actor): THEATRE: Thomas in Venus in Fur, Jim Morrison in The Doors musical Celebration of the Lizard, Mack the Knife in The Threepenny Opera, Pale in Burn This, Dracula in Dracula (San Diego Rep), Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (South Coast Rep), Che in Cuba and His Teddy Bear (Callboard Theatre), Biff in Death of a Salesman (Saddleback Theatre), Skip in Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander (Zephyr Theatre), Markus in Table Top (Laguna Playhouse). FILM/TV: Heart Condition, Johnny Handsome, Winter People, Vice, Night of the Cyclone, Castle, Criminal Minds, The Glades, Raven, The Exile, Mortal Kombat: Conquest, Taken, Alright Already, General Hospital, Charmed, Search for Tomorrow, Remo Williams, Hercules, Breaking the Surface.  DIRECTING: Proof by David Auburn, Reasons to be Pretty and Reasons to be Happy by Neil LaBute, Gun Show and Apple Season by E.M. Lewis, An Upset by David Auburn, The Dwarfs by Harold Pinter, XOXO, God by Kenneth Luper, Three Views of the Same Object by Henry Murray, It Has to be You by Catherine Butterfield and The Club by Amy Fox. Jeff teaches acting at Los Angeles Film School and Jeffrey Meek Studio Hollywood and San Diego. Jeff co-wrote the Bobby Darin biography, Beyond the Sea. 

Rosina Reynolds (Actor): San Diego Rep. Uncanny Valley, Doubt, The Clean House, Cymbeline, A Lovely Sunday at Creve Couer, Christmas Carol.
Regional Theatre: 33 Variations (Theatreworks, Palo Alto),  Love In American Times (San Jose Rep), Steel Magnolias (La Mirada Theatre), Dividing the Estate, Sea of Tranquility, Romeo and Juliet, Missing Footage, Trojan Women, (Old Globe Theatre). San Diego Theatre: Favorite roles include; Angels In America, Glass Menagerie, When The Rain Stops Falling, Hayfever, The Vortex, Little Foxes. (Cygnet Theatre) Golda's Balcony. (New Village Arts) Mandate Memories, Ghosts, Wit, Amy's View,(The North Coast Repertory Theatre), Lettuce & Lovage, (Lambs Players Theatre) Shirley Valentine, Long Days Journey Into Night, (Renaissance Theatre Company.)  Other San Diego theatres include Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company, Sledgehammer Theatre and Malashock  Dance Company. Rosina has directed over 30 productions in San Diego, most recently The Hour of Great Mercy (Diversionary Theatre) Zoo Story (Backyard Renaissance Theatre) Blithe Spirit (North Coast Rep) She is the founding artistic Director of the Chequamegon Children’s Theatre in Northern Wisconsin.

Kate Rose Reynolds (Actor): She has recently returned to San Diego after living in NYC and San Francisco. San Diego credits include: Move Over Mrs. Markham, Communicating Doors (Scripps Ranch Theatre); Cardboard Piano (Diversionary Theatre); Margin of Error (Roustabouts Theatre Company). Other credits include: Twelfth Night, Hamlet (Arabian Shakespeare Festival, SF); Mario Fratti’s The Academy (Theater for the New City, NYC); Elijah (world premiere), Silent Sky, Black Comedy, Private Lives (Bristol Valley Theatre, NY). Film/TV: Soul to Keep (now streaming on Amazon Prime), A Hollywood Love Story, Celebrity Ghost Stories. She holds a BA in Theater from Yale University. 

Brian Mackey (Actor): Brian is thrilled to be back at the San Diego Rep where he was last seen in In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play. Brian has been seen in theaters across San Diego including Lamb’s Players, Cygnet, North Coast Rep, Diversionary, Backyard Renaissance, Roustabouts, ion, Intrepid, New Village Arts, and Mo’olelo. Brian was awarded the 2011 Craig Noel Award for Actor of the Year for his work in The Woolgatherer, The Glass Menagerie, Bash: Latter-Day Plays, and In the Next Room.
 
Elizabeth Dennehy (Actor): Elizabeth is from New York, a graduate of Hofstra University and LAMDA. She teaches Shakespeare at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.  Elizabeth has performed with many companies including the Antaeus Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Shakespeare & Co, The New York Shakespeare Festival, the Kennedy Center, is an original creator and cast member of Tony and Tina’s Wedding, and at South Coast Rep in A Streetcar Named Desire with Jeffrey Meek.  Her screen credits include: Film: Hancock, Red Dragon, Gattaca, The Game. TV: Masters of Sex, The Mentalist, Charmed, Seinfeld, and Star Trek the Next Generation.
 
Amanda Sitton (Actor): Selected theater credits include: Aubergine, The Oldest Boy, Road to Mecca, Doubt (SD Theatre Critics Circle Craig Noel Award Outstanding Featured Performance) A Christmas Carol (San Diego Rep),Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Don’t Dress For Dinner, Voice of the Prairie, Collected Stories, Amy’s View (North Coast Rep), Maple and Vine, Glass Menagerie, It’s A Wonderful Life (Cygnet Theater, Resident Artist) Comedy of Errors, Golden Boy (SD Theatre Critics Circle Craig Noel Award Outstanding Lead Performance) , Sailor’s Song (New Village Arts), Fair Use, Torch Song Trilogy (Diversionary Theater),Ms. Sitton received her BA in Theatre from UCSD. 
 
Chris Rynne (Lighting Designer): San Diego REP: Bad Hombres/Good Wives, Actually (2018 Craig Noel Award nominee for Outstanding Lighting Design), The Pianist of Willesden Lane and Mummified Deer. Off-Broadway: The Pianist of Willesden Lane. His other theatrical lighting credits include The Old Globe, Geffen Playhouse, San Diego Opera, Cygnet Theatre, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Madison Opera, Pasadena Playhouse, Michigan Opera Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, Hartford Stage, San Diego Musical Theatre, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, Diversionary Theatre, Laguna Playhouse and Starlight Theatre. Chris also designs lighting for museum exhibitions, special events, architectural features and lighting systems for new venues.
 
Melanie Chen Cole (Sound Designer): Melanie is delighted to be working with San Diego REP again! Her work with the theatre includes Aubergine, Actually (2018 Craig Noel Nomination) and Vietgone (2018 Craig Noel Nomination). Her recent regional credits include White Pearl (Studio Theatre in Washington DC), Noura, Tiny Beautiful Things and The Imaginary Invalid (The Old Globe), the 2019 POP Tour Light Years Away, At the Old Place and the 2017 POP Tour #SuperShinySara (La Jolla Playhouse), Buzz and Romeo & Juliet (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Silent Sky (Tantrum Theatre/Ohio University), Steel Magnolias (Dallas Theater Center) and Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood (PlayMakers Repertory Company). Melanie holds an M.F.A. in Sound Design for Theatre & Dance from UC San Diego. melaniesound.com.
 
Shelley Orr (Dramaturg): Shelley is a dramaturg and theatre scholar. She is Associate Professor at San Diego State University’s School of Theatre, Television, and Film, where she heads the Master of Arts in Theatre Arts program and advises student dramaturgs. Her dramaturgy credits include at the San Diego REP: Lynn Nottage’s Sweat, Laura Eason’s Sex with Strangers, Sarah Ruhl’s The Oldest Boy, and Herb Siguenza’s A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, at La Jolla Playhouse: Beckett’s Happy Days, and Heather Raffo’s 9 Parts of Desire at Mo’olelo Theatre. Her scholarly work has appeared in Review: The Journal of Dramaturgy, Theatre Topics, TheatreForum, Theatre Journal, and American Theatre. Orr is a past president of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.
 
Joel Castellaw (Dramaturg): Joel is a theatre artist and educator. He is Chair of the Communication Department at Grossmont College, where he teaches Readers Theatre. He holds a Master of Arts in Theatre Arts from San Diego State University, where he served as dramaturg on Stephen Sondheim’s Company and on R+J, a devised theatre piece adapted from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. He is a company member at InnerMission Productions, where he served as dramaturg on Johnna Adams’s Gidion’s Knot and Young Jean Lee’s Church.
 
Marie Jahelka (Stage Manager): Aubergine, Evita and Violet (San Diego Repertory Theatre ); The Underpants, Native Gardens, The Wanderers, Red Velvet, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Somewhere, The Last Romance, The Whipping Man, Romeo y Julieta, Back Back Back, Opus, The American Plan, In This Corner and Oscar and the Pink Lady (The Old Globe);  Put Your House in Order, Hollywood, Ether Dome, Miss You Like Hell, The Tall Girls (La Jolla Playhouse); The Last Five Years, HIR, Dogfight, My Fair Lady, True West, Fool for Love, Spring Awakening, Company, Shakespeare’s R&J, Assassins, Mistakes Were Made, Parade, Cabaret and Love Song (Cygnet Theatre); Hairspray and The Full Monty (San Diego Musical Theatre); Mixtape (Lamb’s Players Theatre); The Amish Project (Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company) and This Wonderful Life (North Coast Repertory Theatre). She received her B.A. in Theatre Arts from University of San Diego.