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The Breath Project Pt. 4

Over the next several weeks, we will bring you a collection of contemporary performances from provocative artists and creatives, many who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color.

The Breath Project Pt. 3

Over the next several weeks, we will bring you a collection of contemporary performances from provocative artists and creatives, many who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color.

San Diego REP is honored to be one of the theatres partnering with the San Diego Black Artists Collective for their Juneteenth Festival, SAY IT LOUD.

ABIGAIL BUELL Appointed as the
New Managing Director of

SAN DIEGO REPERTORY THEATRE


The Breath Project Pt. 2

Over the coming months, The REP will bring you a collection of various artistic works from The Breath Project to continue amplifying Black and Indigenous voices. 

The Breath Project Pt. 1

Over the coming months, The REP will bring you a collection of various artistic works from The Breath Project to continue amplifying Black and Indigenous voices. 

San Diego REP Managing Director Larry Alldredge Retires After 13 Years


Since 2008, Larry Alldredge has served as the REP's Managing Director and led the theatre in advancements of diversity and inclusion. After thirteen years of commitment, he has announced that he will soon be retiring.

San Diego Repertory Theatre stands in solidarity with Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander communities. We condemn all acts of violence against the AAPI community, and mourn the tragic loss of those who were killed on March 16 in Atlanta, GA.

Speak Up! Speak Out!

A Kaddish for Theatre
Written by Playwright, Television Writer, Educator, and San Diego Lipinsky Family Jewish Arts Festival Associate Producer, Ali Viterbi

Meet the Curators of the Black Voices Reading Series!
Meet the team who selected the plays for the Black Voices Reading Series and hear  from REP Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager Danielle Ward about how they did it. 

Speak Up! Speak Out! Part 3

We sent out a prompt to several REP staff and friends – “What does Black History Month mean to you" – knowing that there is a range of viewpoints and feelings. We hope sharing these perspectives provides you entryways for dialogue among your networks and food for thought and action about what this month now means and how we all can foster a deeper appreciation for Black History every day of the year.

Speak Up! Speak Out!
Black History Month - Part 2

Speak Up! Speak Out!
Contemporary Writings and Performances from Provocative Artists

Over the next several weeks, we will bring you a collection of contemporary writings and performances from provocative artists and creatives, many who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color. For February, we sent out a prompt to several REP staff and friends – “What does Black History Month mean to you" – knowing that there is a range of viewpoints and feelings. We hope sharing these perspectives provides you entryways for dialogue among your networks and food for thought and action about what this month now means and how we all can foster a deeper appreciation for Black History every day of the year.

Behind-the-Scenes for 'Before Fiddler' with Hershey Felder

(in)VISIBLE 3.12, created by Yoon Bae 

Yoon Bae (scenographer & educator) designed the sets for House of Joy, and Oedipus El Rey at San Diego Repertory Theatre. She has created (in)VISIBLE 3.12, which expresses experiences and emotions during the pandemic. It is 3 minutes and 12 seconds long to commemorate the 200th day since the theatres in the U.K. and the U.S. were closed, on March 12th. Watch and learn more!

Diversity in Linguistics
REP Associate Artistic Director and Latinx Projects Producer Dr. Maria Patrice Amon shares reflections and discoveries from collaborating with Professor Cynthia Santos-DeCure to offer a Cuban Dialects master class series. 

Looking Back on 2020: A Year of Adaptation and Resilience


End-of-2020 Reflections from REP Artistic Leaders

We asked REP Artistic Leaders two simple questions - what is a challenge you are proud The REP was able to overcome in 2020, and what is one thing that excited you about the future. Here are some of their responses. May they inspire us all to take a moment to celebrate the victories of a challenging year, no matter how small, and keep hope and vision alive for the future. 

Behind-the-Scenes for 'Tchaikovsky' with Hershey Felder

On his Facebook page, Hershey Felder has been sharing some thoughts and photos as he and his team prepare for the LIVE filming. We've captured them in one place for you to enjoy!

Reflection on Hanukkah

The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah is also known as the Festival of Lights. Each winter, Jews all over the world commemorate the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem by lighting candles for eight nights. Ali Viterbi, Associate Producer of the Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival, shares a short reflection for Hanukkah this year. 

Amigos del REP Chilaquiles Recipe

Amigos del REP shares a recipe for Chilaquiles. Join them on Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 6 PM PT as they teach you how to make this dish on Facebook LIVE. 

The long weekend is a perfect opportunity to seize the opportunity of experiencing theatre from around the country! Here are some suggestions from our REP staff. 

The REP Department Making Theatrical Magic Happen
Our Production Department at The REP can be divided into 6 – Production Management, Company Management, Technical Direction, Lighting, Sound, and Costumes. The department can swell to as many as 20-25 people depending on the size and scope of a production, including young professionals in our fellowship program. We are so thankful for all of their hard work, talent, and expertise that is directly responsible for making theatrical magic come alive for REP audiences! Keep reading to learn more about all they do….

On Wednesday, November 11, The REP hosted a LIVE Zoom presentation with Jimmy Parker of Stockdale Partners - the developer for the Campus at Horton project. This presentation provided a general overview of the project, its phases, and planned completion date. Another conversation will be held sometime in 2021 to provide more specific information on changes (primarily centered on external access and aesthetic) affecting the Lyceum Theatre. 

Meet the JQA Cast!

A Message from Sam Woodhouse

I write to you with deep wishes for your safety and health in these unprecedented times. The staff of San Diego REP are mostly working remotely, observing safe distancing recommendations. All of us are very busy working on the future. There is nothing we wish more than to see you in the seats, our actors on the stage, and the stories that enrich our lives being told and shared. I have always said that there is no San Diego REP without the meeting of audience and artists. The day that we can all meet again will be a day I will never forget...

Thought-Provoking Articles Related to 'JQA'

U.S. History as Seen on Broadway
by Joel Castellaw

Why We're Excited for JQA


Thought-Provoking Ideas Related to JQA

JQA's Diary - The Original Social Media
by Joel Castellaw

"Do Good. Do More. Do Right." Conversations with San Diego Public Servants

A converstion series inspired by The REP's filmed production of JQA, examining the definition of governement and how we can do good, do more, do right for our San Diego communities today. 

Are You Ready to Vote?

This election is one of the most important in modern history, and we wanted to provide some resources and information to help our REP community make their voices heard this November!

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

5 Early 20th Century Female Playwrights to Know

FAQ for BEACHTOWN LIVE

Advocacy and Anti-Racist Organizations
The following resources offer insight and education towards the legacy of racial injustice and systemic racism in our country. It is not a list endorsed by San Diego REP. It simply includes resources that we find informative.

San Diego Black-Owned Businesses and Theatres to Support

Podcasts, Film & Media About Race in America
The following resources offer insight and education towards the legacy of racial injustice and systemic racism in our country. It is not a list endorsed by San Diego REP. It simply includes resources that we find informative.

Articles on Race in America to Read and Consider

The following articles and videos offer insight and education towards the legacy of racial injustice and systemic racism in our country. It is not a list endorsed by San Diego REP. It simply includes resources that we find informative.

Black Lives Matter.  

Sam's Online Salon: Thoughts, Musings and Looking Ahead from Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse

Plays About the Place We Call Home
Think for a moment about the WHERE of the plays you have seen and loved. Most stories are local - be that locality New York City ( Lin - Manuel Miranda )  or London ( Caryll Churchill ) or the Southwestern desert (  Sam Shepard ). Why can't a play be set in Southern California or San Diego or on the border.

 It can. At San Diego REP we have repeatedly done just that. I call it " theatre about the place we call home. " Here are three of my favorites...

Sam's Online Salon: Please Tell Me a Story

Over the past 6 years, audiences at San Diego REP have enjoyed a regular offering of unforgettable one-person shows. Rather than thinking a solo performance is somehow “less than,” I find such performances uniquely engaging and satisfying.
 
Remember with me for a moment…

Sam's Online Salon: Truth in Comedy

I have been an ardent fan of and a decades long practitioner of comedy. My first venture into what I will call the world of Absurd and Irreverent Comedy was when, fresh out of grad school at Cal Arts, I joined the San Diego theatre troupe Indian Magique in the early 1970’s. We played weekends in Zorro Gardens in Balboa Park just west of the Space Theatre…..

An Interview with Jeff and Sheila Lipinsky

In 2001, Bernard Lipinsky took a leap of faith and underwrote the first festival, allowing it to grow into one of the most successful Jewish cultural and artistic events in the country. Although Bernard passed away the following year, his legacy of generosity and community service continue to be perpetuated by his children. In 2018, Jeff and Sheila shared their reflections on Bernard Lipinsky’s life, the history of the Jewish Arts Festival, and their family’s legacy.

REP Memories

Stories of favorite memories and moments from REP Productions, shared by REP Artists

Season 45 Stay and Play Club Book List

Stay and Play is a post-show REP XTRA event hosted by Literary Manager, Danielle Ward, after select matinee performances. The conversation is like a book club for theatre. For those hungry to dig deeper into the themes and contexts of each play on our 45th season, Danielle has assembled a recommended reading list for your enjoyment! 

Sam's Online Salon

A weekly note from REP Artistic Director, Sam Woodhouse. 

Ever Wonder How We Choose Our Season?

Ever wonder how we choose the plays that make up a season at The REP? With hundreds of plays and musicals to choose from and many factors to consider including budget, casting requirements, directors’ availability, diversity of stories and perspectives and more, narrowing it down to a final 6 or 7 can be quite the challenge. REP Literary Manager, Danielle Ward, shares how we do it!

Everything You Want to Know About Kuumba Fest

Kuumba Fest founder Dajahn Blevins shares the inside story of the birth through what is now nearly three decades of giving to the community through the festival held at San Diego REP.

Stories from Quarantine

One of our loyal REP patrons sent us a story that brightened our day. If you'd like to share your own story for us to share as well, email it to our Audience Engagement Curator, Sherisa Oie, at soie@sdrep.org

Horton Plaza Construction Update

As you may be aware, Horton Plaza Mall, where the REP is located, was purchased by LA-based real estate investment firm, Stockdale Capital Partners, and is on its way to transition to an office campus. Our Audience Engagement Curator, Sherisa Oie, video-conferenced with our Managing Director, Larry Alldredge, to discuss how this construction will affect San Diego REP and your experience, once we are safely able to welcome you back to the theatre.  

A Note from Hershey Felder

Our upcoming production at San Diego REP is A Paris Love Story, featuring the music of the great French composer, Claude Debussy. I was to bring you my beloved city of Paris and the story of its music this May, but in order to protect us all, we must postpone our Paris Love Story at San Diego REP to the upcoming November, when we will be able to share in the magic of this city and its music in a safe and healthy environment. If you have your seats already, those seats will be waiting for you in November; you'll be getting an email from San Diego REP with your new date and time soon. If you don’t, I hope to see you join us.

The Siguenza Family's Recipe for Chicken Pozole
Need an easy meal the whole family can cook at home while we Quarantine? Herbert Siguenza, his wife Samantha and daughter Belen have shared with us their recipe of "Lazy" Chicken Pozole. 

A Little Background on Claude Debussy

In A Paris Love Story, Hershey Felder will bring to life the music of Debussy. Here is an introduction to how Debussy's creative journey began. 

A Fond Farewell from the House of Joy 

San Diego REP's production of Madhuri Shekar's play, House of Joy, was something truly special. Although it had to close the day after it's opening night performance due to COVID-19 precautions, we didn't want to let it go before giving you an inside look at the heart of what made this production great. Meet the cast as they reflect on their experiences and the impact the play has had on them.

"Intimate, Provocative, Inclusive" Movies and TV Recommended by the REP's Company Manager

While the theatre is dark, our Company Manager, Sarah Zimmerman, has come up with a list of movies and TV Shows available for you to stream online that she feels are aligned with the types of productions we do at the REP. Happy viewing!

Announcing REP XTRA's for House of Joy!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In light of the recent communication from Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health regarding COVID 19, San Diego REP has cancelled all remaining performances and surrounding events of its production of 'House of Joy.'. Please contact our box office at 619-544-1000 or applause@sdrep.org with any questions.

Every show, San Diego REP holds free events we call REP Xtras, many of which are also open to the general public, to provide additional opportunities to experience art, engage in dialogue, explore themes of the play and help you enjoy your time at the Lyceum Theatre. Check out the events scheduled for the run of House of Joy!

It Takes a Village
A glimpse at the intricate work that went into creating a world of paradise for 'House of Joy.'

By San Diego REP's Company Manager, Sarah Zimmerman

Opening the door into 'House of Joy' playwright Madhuri Shekar's Mind

by Danielle Ward, San Diego REP Literary Manager

The Curious Report: An Inside Look at HOUSE OF JOY

Explore context, themes, background information and more surrounding San Diego REP's production of House of Joy!  From what we're excited about, interesting tidbits and food for thought questions, we think you'll enjoy this magazine-like report written by dramaturgs and others and edited by the REP's Literary Manager, Danielle Ward. 

Helping the REP Give Back

Volunteer Jane Hopkins shares how she serves the REP by helping us serve others in our community. 

Behind-the-Scenes: Casting a Production

How are actors chosen for a REP Production? Hear about the journey and collaborative process of casting a show from the REP's Casting Director, Kim Heil!

Hear from Herbert: What is the REP's Playwright-in-Residence up to?

What do Moliere, Isaac Asimov and the San Diego Airport have in common? Our playwright-in-residence Herbert Siguenza! Read about it here as he gives a glimpse into his creative world. 


Shared Space and Profound Connection

The REP's Audience Engagement Curator shares an impacting story from a REP XTRA event during Hold These Truths. 

The Curious Report
Explore context, themes, background information and more surrounding San Diego REP's production of The Humans!  From what we're excited about, interesting tidbits and food for thought questions, we think you'll enjoy this magazine-like report written by dramaturgs and others and edited by the REP's Literary Manager, Danielle Ward. 

Announcing REP XTRA events for "The Humans"

Every show, San Diego REP holds free events we call REP Xtras to provide additional opportunities to experience art, engage in dialogue, explore themes of the play and enjoy your time at the Lyceum Theatre. Check out the events scheduled for the run of The Humans!

What does it mean to you to be an American?


We asked our audiences what it means to them to be an American. See some of the responses!

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