San Diego Repertory Theatre presents
A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
IN EVERY GENERATION
By Ali Viterbi
Directed by Todd Salovey
One family. One holiday. Four millennia.
The Levi-Katz family celebrates Passover again and again—1416 BCE, 1954, 2019 and 2050 to be exact! While the time, location, and language changes, the traditions stay the same. Over matzah ball soup and (vegan) brisket, this close-knit clan contends with questions of race, religion, and inter-generational trauma.
The present echoes the past—and the past the present—as the family repeatedly reenacts the exodus from Egypt, each time asking themselves: must we define ourselves through trauma? Will we ever be free? And why is this night different from all other nights?
Written by San Diegan Ali Viterbi, In Every Generation
has already received several awards, including the 2019 National Jewish Playwriting Contest and two Kennedy Center awards in 2020. The highly-anticipated world premiere of this enthralling and touching family saga is not to be missed.
"Tender and honest… Ali Viterbi has spread her wings and is soaring.”
San Diego Jewish World
"…not only a very human family saga, but also a timely warning about the choices that American Jews face in the present moment."
Howard Shalwaltz, Founding Artistic Director, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
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Traffic Advisory affecting the mainee – Sun Jun 5
Please note that due to a marathon on Sun Jun 5, there will be road closures around San Diego and traffic congestion may be higher than usual. We recommend leaving ample time to arrive at the Lyceum. The bar will be open for pre-show drinks and snacks. Specifics about road closures can be found on the Run Rock n Roll website here. The free Waze App on your phone can help avoid road closures. If you have any queries, contact our Box Office on 619.544.1000.
Sensory Friendly Guide
Be sure to visit sdrep.org/sfguide for a sensory friendly guide to visiting the theatre (with accessiblity descriptions).
In Every Generation is proudly supported by:
DYLAN JACOBS AND MIKAYLA WILSON, LEICHTAG FOUNDATION, THE LEON EMBRY AND MARGO HEBALD FUND FOR NEW AMERICAN PLAYS, LEN HIRSCH
In Every Generation is first produced as a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere by Victory Gardens Theater (IL), San Diego Repertory Theatre (CA), and Olney Theatre Center (MD). For more information, please visit nnpn.org. In Every Generation was developed with the support of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National New Play Network, The Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival at San Diego Repertory Theatre and Gabrielle Hoyt.
Playwright Ali Viterbi
Director Todd Salovey
Valeria Levi Lisa Robins*
Devorah (Dev) Katz Sabrina Liu*
Yael Katz Rebecca Futterman*
Davide Levi Ron Orbach*
Paola Levi Judith Scarpone*
Creatives and Crew
Scenic Designer Giulio Cesare Perrone
Costume Designer Elisa Benzoni
Lighting Designer Bryan Ealey
Associate Sound Designer Ryan Ford
Projection Designer Elizabeth Barrett
Props Designer Alyssa Kane
Production Stage Manager Kira Vine*
Dramaturg Gabrielle Hoyt
Associate Dramaturg Haia R'nana Bchiri
Assistant Stage Manager Gabby Stryker
Production Assistant Kali Boston
Casting Director & Assoc. Producer Julianna Stephanie Ojeda
Sarah Elise Frazin, Alexa Maris McGinnis, Manny Fernandes
*Actor's Equity Member
REP XTRA EVENTS
San Diego REP offers free engagement events alongside each play to enhance your experience. Meet the cast, hear about the creative process, dig deeper into the themes explored and take part in conversations. Everyone is welcome. All events take place at the Lyceum Theatres.
Join us for events created around the themes of In Every Generation:
Talking Theatre with Todd: Developing In Every Generation
Thur May 26 | 7pm before the 8pm show
A playwright, a dramaturg and a choreographer walk into a theater…no joke here as what comes out is something magical. REP Associate Artistic Director Todd Salovey chats with his mentee and In Every Generation playwright Ali Viterbi, dramaturg Gabrielle Hoyt and choreographer Yehuda Hyman.
Selections from The Dancing Room
Sun May 29, 6pm
Yehuda Hyman’s The Dancing Room is a tale about the award-winning performer’s life: from the first rhythmic steps his Polish/Russian parents taught him, to his teenage obsession with Nijinsky, to the road that led to the ecstasy of Hasidic dance. In this 20 minute excerpt directed by Michael Leibenluft, Yehuda mixes memoir, humor and pathos in a search for levitation of the feet - and heart. Followed by a Q&A.
Gallery Artists Reception
Tue May 31 | 6pm before the 7pm show
Artists Debra Band, Antoine Didienne and Sari Esserman present their artworks featuring a wide range of mediums tailored to the themes of the show. Hosted by Kandace Crystal, Community Engagement and Partnerships Manager.
Sam’s Salon: Jewish Plus
Thu Jun 2 | 7pm before the 8pm show
Renowned scholar Kimberle Crenshaw states, “If we aren’t intersectional, some of us, the most vulnerable, are going to fall through the cracks.” How does this translate to folx who identify as people of color and Jewish? Learn more about being Jewish Plus with Genevieve Okada Goldstone and Jessica Lemoine. Hosted by REP Artistic Director, Sam Woodhouse.
Meet the Artists
Fri Jun 3 | After the 8pm show
Join the actors of In Every Generation to hear about their family traditions. Hosted by REP Artistic Producer Julianna Stephanie Ojeda.
Stay and Play
Fri Jun 5 | After the 2pm show
Faith based shows hold unique perspectives that create a space to discuss the world in which we live. We invite you into a conversation about what resonated with you from the play. Hosted by Associate Artistic Director Danielle Ward.
Free Drink Friday: Bivouac Ciderworks
Fri Jun 10 | After the 8pm show
Chat about theatre over a drink. Join like-minded arts enthusiasts while sampling and celebrating Bivouac Ciderworks, a San Diegan craft cider works.
Sampling San Diego: Ben and Esther’s Vegan Jewish Deli
Sat Jun 18 | 7pm before the 8pm show
Vegan meets traditio nal at Ben and Esther’s Vegan Jewish Deli. Sample unexpected and delicious flavors, hosted by REP Associate Artistic Director, Patrice Amon.