In keeping step with our mission statement, we continue to find new ways to "feed the curious soul". This is the place where you can keep pace with our signature Engagement Events. Just in case you could not make it in person, we have preserved these great conversations and interviews for watching at your leisure.
Talkin’ Theatre with Todd: African American Theatre in San Diego and Beyond
Thursday, April 18, 2019
REP Associate Artistic Director TODD SALOVEY plunges into the topic of African American theatre in San Diego and beyond! His guests are Director and former Artistic Director of MOXIE Theatre Delicia Turner Sonnenberg and CEO of Urban Warriors Inc., Artistic Director Creator and Co-founder of Kuumba Fest, Dajahn Blevins.
A Conversation with Hershey Felder
Thursday, March 14, 2019
A pre-performance conversation with Hershey Felder led by REP Associate Artistic Director, Todd Salovey, and learn more about Hershey Felder's work and the inspiration behind his show.
Sam’s Salon: Is Beethoven the Greatest Composer of All Time?
Thursday, February 28, 2019
In a ranking of the greatest composers of all time by The New York Times, the music of Ludwig van Beethoven was hailed as “audacious, radical and indestructible.” Where does Beethoven land on “the list?” Joining Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse is Principal Speaker/Animateur at San Diego Opera, Nicolas Reveles.
Sam’s Salon: An Insider’s Guide to All Things Korean: The Good, The Bad, The Spicy
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Korean culture is complex, rich and a touch mysterious. Learn surprising truths about Korea in a conversation hosted by REP Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse. Joining Sam will be Pacific Arts Movement Founder and former 10News Anchor Lee Ann Kim, Vice President of the Korean American Coalition of San Diego Justin Paik and Founder and President of the House of Korea Jung Joo Hwang.
Talkin’ Theatre with Todd: Asian American Theatre on the Rise.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Fresh and exciting new work from Asian American playwrights is alive on stages across America. Here is your chance to hear from those on the vanguard. Join REP Associate Artistic Director Todd Salovey for an illuminating discussion about contemporary Asian theatre. Guests: Playwright Thelma Virata De Castro, Director of Production and Casting at East West Players Andy Lowe and actress, playwright, UCSD professor and former President of San Diego Asian American Repertory Theatre Dr. Elise Kim Prosser.
Sam’s Salon for A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
Thursday, November 29, 2018
The great Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s original play "A Doll’s House," written in 1879, is considered by many scholars to be the first modern play. Playwright Lucas Hnath took a giant leap forward with Part 2, which was performed on Broadway in 2017. Join REP Artistic Director SAM WOODHOUSE for a conversation about the work of Ibsen and Hnath. Learn everything you need to know about the original play to fully appreciate Part 2. Sam’s guests will be Professor Emerita of Theatre at San Diego State University, ANNE-CHARLOTTE HARVEY and REBECCA JO PLANT, Professor of History at UCSD.
Sam’s Salon is Sponsored by SUZANNE AND LAWRENCE HESS.
Talkin’ Theatre with Todd: Why do we still like classical plays?
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Join REP Associate Artistic Director Todd Salovey for a pre-show conversation about theater classics and why they are still acclaimed by audiences in correlation with tonight's performance of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2. Hear from Todd’s guests Richard Baird, Rosina Reynolds, actor/director, and Ursula Meyer, Acting Faculty University of California, San Diego.
Sam’s Salon event for ACTUALLY: ‘Nothing But the Truth’
Thursday, October 18, 2018
REP Artistic Director SAM WOODHOUSE leads a conversation about “the truth.” Hear from a Judge, Title IX officer, and an academic scholar about the ways we seek to find, and know the truth, in a world where to quote Paul Simon, “One man’s ceiling is another man’s floor.” Sam’s guests are the former San Diego Superior Court Judge, HONORABLE DAVID J. DANIELSEN (RET.), SDSU student conduct investigator and Ph.D. candidate in Educational Leadership, Sara Vogel, and Philosophy Ph.D. Candidate at UC San Diego, KATHRYN JOYCE.
Sam's Salon happens for each of the plays in our season! Next up: Thursday, November 29, at 7:00 pm: Join Sam before the 8 pm performance of A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 for a conversation about the work of Ibsen and Hnath.
Talkin' Theatre With Todd: Interview with playwright Robert Askins
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Just where in the h@#% did the idea for a play set in a puppet ministry workshop in the basement of a Lutheran church in Cypress come from? Find out the answer(s) and much more when REP Associate Artistic Director TODD SALOVEY interviews Hand to God playwright ROBERT ASKINS. The author of the most produced play in America is a special writer and a special personality.