Announcing REP XTRA's for "House of Joy!"



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!


March 5, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Lower Lobby Stage | FREE and open to the public

Talkin Theatre with Todd: The Art of Stage Combat

Stage Combat, of which there is much of in House of Joy, is an art. It takes careful planning, choreography and rehearsal to make sure fight scenes are executed believably and safely. Join REP Associate Artistic Director Todd Salovey and special guests to learn more about what goes into planning the perfect onstage live-action scene. 


March 6, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Lower Lobby Stage | FREE and open to the public

LIVE Mini-Concert: Sitaare Acapella

Join us for a free mini-concert featuring UCSD's premier award-winning South Asian Acapella team. Since its inception in 2006, Sitaare has taken pride in its diverse vocal talent, continuing to explore ways to showcase variety and creativity in their repertoire. Sitaare enjoys performing different genres of both Indian and Western music, from Bollywood and Indian classical, to R&B and pop. In addition to UCSD's cultural events, Sitaare has had the opportunity to perform at community events, weddings and coporate events in San Diego, the Bay Area and beyond. Sitaare always looks to push the boundaries of Desi A Cappella and reach for the stars. 


March 7, 2020 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | Lyceum Lobby | FREE and open to the public

Gallery Exhibit Opening Reception

Join artists Zulfiqar Rashid, Thao Huynh and Kolten French for hors d'ouevres and half-price drinks at the REP bar to celebrate the opening of the upper gallery exhibit Beauty in Words and Form and lower gallery exhibit Best Friends. 


March 12, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Lower Lobby Stage | FREE and open to the public

Sam's Salon: Changing Female Narratives in Arts and Entertainment

House of Joy is a play about women, written by a woman. As we also acknowledge and celebrate the centennial year of the 19th Amendment granting American women the right to vote, join Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse and guests Jennifer Eve Thorn (Moxie Theatre), Kristen Fogle (San Diego Writers, Ink) and Laura Castañeda (Emmy-award winning journalist, blogger, documentary filmmaker and media instructor) for a conversation on women’s rights and changing female narratives in the press, entertainment, theatre and literature.


March 13, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Lower Lobby Stage | FREE and open to the public

LIVE Performance: Odissi Dance School

Join us for a FREE mini-performance featuring local Indian dance school Odissi School. Odissi is one of the oldest and most sophisticated forms of Indian classical dance. It is thought to have originated as early as the second century BCE in the eastern state of Odisha. Odissi is well-known for its lyrical nature, grace, fluid movements, and expressive, asymmetrical body postures. The Center for World Music has offered Odissi dance classes in the San Diego area since the early 90's. These courses are taught by distinguished master dance teachers from Odisha, India and the Patnaik Sisters. For more information, visit www.centerforworldmusic.com/odissi-dance-school.


March 13, 2020 | Post-House of Joy Performance | Onstage | Performance ticket required

Meet the Artists

After the show, meet the cast of House of Joy, and satisfy your curiosities by bringing your questions and comments. REP Associate Producer and Casting Director, Kim Heil, is your host.


March 14, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Lower Lobby Stage | FREE and open to the public

LIVE Performance: Odissi Dance School

Join us for a FREE mini-performance featuring local Indian dance school Odissi School. Odissi is one of the oldest and most sophisticated forms of Indian classical dance. It is thought to have originated as early as the second century BCE in the eastern state of Odisha. Odissi is well-known for its lyrical nature, grace, fluid movements, and expressive, asymmetrical body postures. The Center for World Music has offered Odissi dance classes in the San Diego area since the early 90's. These courses are taught by distinguished master dance teachers from Odisha, India and the Patnaik Sisters. For more information, visit www.centerforworldmusic.com/odissi-dance-school.


March 15, 2020 | Post-Matinee House of Joy Performance | Onstage | Performance Ticket Required

Stay and Play Club

Stay and Play Club is like a book club for theatre! Join REP literary manager, Danielle Ward, for an interactive conversation about the play, and, if you’d like, continue to explore beyond the theatre with a thematically related book list, available upon request. Performance ticket required.


March 20, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Lower Lobby Stage | FREE and open to the public

LIVE Performance: Odissi Dance School


March 20, 2020 | Post-House of Joy Performance | Lower Lobby | Performance Ticket Required

Free Beer Friday

Stick around after the show tonight and join the cast for a craft beer tasting generously provided by Fall Brewing Company. 


March 21, 2020 | 1 PM and 7 PM | Lower Lobby Stage | FREE and open to the public

LIVE Performance: Shalini Chauhan Nupoor Dance Academy

Join us for a FREE mini-performance featuring local Indian dance school Shalini Chauhan Nupoor Dance Academy. Shalini Chauhan Nupoor Dance Academy has been serving society and culture since 2000, motivated by "Art with Purpose." As students learn strong dance techniques, emphasis is also placed on enhancing self-confidence and moral values. The Academy is proud to have won many championships. Founder, choreographer and performer Shalini holds a BA in music from KUK University and has studied many forms of dances. She takes great pride in her dancing, considers music her passion, and is also a national level Badminton player. All these combinations show in her dance style. Shalini believes that dance is not a hobby or a workout, but is a way of life which needs to live within the soul.


March 22, 2020 | 1:00 PM | Lower Lobby Stage | FREE and open to the public

LIVE Performance: Kathak Darshan School of Dance

Join us for a FREE mini-performance featuring local Indian dance school Kathak Darshan School of Dance. Kathak Darshan School of Dance was established in 2008 and has ever since been dedicated to propagating the divine North Indian Classical Art form, Kathak. The school aims to pass on the rich history of Kathak as well as the spcific tehnique of master Lucknow Gharana.


March 27, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Lower Lobby Stage| FREE and open to the public

LIVE Performance: Swapanthi Dance Academy

Join us for a FREE mini-performance featuring local Indian dance school Swapanthi Dance Academy. The mission of Swapanthi Dance Academy is to impart rigorous training in the technique, expression and performance of Bharatanatyam, an ancient dance nurtured in southern India. Aristic Director, Aparna Sundaram, founded Swapanthi Dance Academy in 2007 to provide intense training in Bharatanatyam, including the theoregtical aspects and Nattubangam (dance conducting). Aparna learned dance from the famous dancer Smt Sowbhagya and Smt Vasundara Doraiswamy in India.


March 28, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Lower Lobby Stage | FREE and open to the public

LIVE Performance: Odissi Dance School


March 29, 2020 | 1:00 PM | Lower Lobby Stage | FREE and open to the public

LIVE Performance: Sabor Andaluz Dance Company

Join us for a FREE mini-performance featuring local Spanish and Bollywood dance school Sabor Andaluz. Sabor Andaluz was created 15 years ago by San Diego Flamenco dancer, choreographer, and instructor Stephania Rey.  She began her flamenco instruction at the age of eight with Spanish native instructors, and in the United States, has studied with international figures such as Farruquito, Angelita Gomez, Maria del Mar Moreno, Antonio Vargas, Juana Amaya, Rafael Campallo, and Manuel Linan. She has attended several flamenco workshops in California at the renowned New World Flamenco and Santa Barbara Flamenco Festivals.Stephania has been featured at the prestigious Fountain Theater's Forever Flamenco in Hollywood California on several occasions and with the highly recognized Spanish Flamenco Company Herencia Flamenca. In addition to Flamenco, she has trained in some of the most challenging dance forms of classical Indian dance, Kathak and Bharatanatyam.