Spearheaded by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, the Resident Theatre Program aims to encourage the artistic development of up-and-coming performing arts organizations, while advancing and contributing to the San Diego theatre scene as a whole. The program is also designed to address San Diego’s lack of available, affordable performance spaces by providing a temporary home each year to one of the many local troupes without a permanent venue. Each year, the Playhouse selects a local arts organization through a competitive application process, to use one of the La Jolla Playhouse venues for two productions rent free. In addition to performance space, the Playhouse provides the Resident Theatre Company with lighting and sound support as well as advice in the areas of marketing and development.
La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to announce that Eveoke Dance Theatre has been named the 2011/2012 Resident Theatre Company. Eveoke Dance Theatre is La Jolla Playhouse’s fourth Theatre-In-Residence. Previous Resident Theatre participants have included San Diego Asian American Repertory Theater, MOXIE Theatre and Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company
2011/2012 Resident Theatre Company: Eveoke Dance Theatre
BREAK: nine ticks and BOOM
June 1 – 24, 2012
Through hip hop and spoken word, BREAK: nine ticks and BOOM, voices a collective desire to shatter the cycle of sexual and domestic violence passed down through generations of women.Eveoke Dance theatre cultivates compassionate social action through evocative performance, arts education and community building. To that end, they produce an annual season of original dance theatre works, operate an extensive arts education program aimed at long-term, quality interactions between students and teachers, and provide unique experiences that increase visibility for dance and benefit the diverse San Diego community. With core values of access, intention, and collaboration, Eveoke has produced more than 30 original, socially-conscious works throughout San Diego since it was founded in 1994. Click for tickets and more info
September 8 – 25, 2011
On November 25, 1960, three sisters known as “the butterflies” were brutally murdered for their participation in the resistance movement against Rafael Trujillo’s dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. A fourth sister survived and shared their story of courage, conviction, and compassion. Adapted from the Julia Alvarez novel In the Time of the Butterflies, Las Mariposas allows audiences to experience key moments in the sisters’ lives and witness the circumstances and choices that led them to participate in their country’s revolution.