Joining the WOW Festival line-up will be three more projects by Arts District Liberty Station-based companies: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by San Diego Ballet; Pandora and the Jar of Hope, by Theatre Arts School of San Diego; and Without a Net, by Malashock Dance.
“The Arts District is looking forward to hosting all these creative artists from around the world at our beautiful campus in Point Loma,” said Alan Ziter, NTC Foundation executive director. “Programs like La Jolla Playhouse’s WOW Festival are what the community envisioned for the former Navy base’s new mission as a vibrant new San Diego center for arts, culture, and creativity. We’re excited about our partnership with La Jolla Playhouse and for what the community will see at the festival.”
Since its inception in 2011, WOW has become one of San Diego’s most popular and acclaimed performance programs. This signature La Jolla Playhouse initiative is designed to break the barriers of traditional theatre, offering immersive and site-inspired works that venture beyond the physical confines of the playhouse facilities.
Additional local projects at WOW 2019 will include Calafia at Liberty, by Wetsuit Collective; How High the Moon, by Mike Sears; Inclusion, by San Diego Circus Center; PDA, by People of Interest; and Theatre on the Move, by Oracle Performing Arts.
Other projects joining the festival include Allegory, by New York-based artists Sammi Cannold, Emily Maltby and Ari Afsar; As Far As My Fingertips Take Me, by Beirut/London-based artist Tania El Khoury; Portals: Interactive Connected Trees, by Israel-based artist Matan Berkowitz; She Buried the Pistol, by the New York-based Hearth Theater; and a return of Australia’s Strange Fruit with their new production of Tall Tales of the High Seas.
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