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San Diego Rep Weekly Newsletter

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  Behind-the-Scenes Preview:
A Weekend with Pablo Picasso

Lighting Focus on the Picasso Set
Film Test with co-director Tim Powell and Picasso Actor and Playwright Herbert Siguenza

Lights, Camera, ACTION!

This week has been a long one for the production team of A Weekend with Pablo Picasso. Starting last Sunday, 12-hour filming days began on this feature we are so excited to make available for you to stream starting on Setpember 17th!

Busy as they are, the crew, directors, and star and playwright himself, Herbert Siguenza, took some time to give you a glimpse behind-the-scenes.

Curious about what it’s like to film during COVID?

Want a look at the incredible detail that has gone into replicating Picasso’s studio?

Keep scrolling for this and more!

A Quick Word from Picasso Co-Directors Todd Salovey and Tim Powell The Recreation of Picasso’s Studio

Most of A Weekend with Pablo Picasso takes place in the artist’s studio. Herbert Siguenza is a professionally trained visual artist. In the film, you will see him actually painting in the moment in character. He also created many of the replicas you see in our version of the studio. Enjoy a tour of this detailed recreation!

The Inspiration The Recreation
A Video Tour

Behind-the-Scenes Picture Gallery

REP Company Manager, Sarah Zimmerman, has been documenting the filming process for us – click the button below to view photos from throughout this week of filming!

View the Gallery

Filming During COVID

In preparation for filming, a strict COVID-19 safety and prevention plan was put in place. It includes extremely restricted access to the Lyceum Theatre, COVID tests for all involved, temperature checks every 12 hours while at work, an onsite Health Safety Supervisor, and more. Want to glance at the full SD REP COVID Standards document? View it Here

We Are Listening is now a collaboration with La Jolla Playhouse and The Old Globe!

This week we announced that We Are Listening will continue in collaboration with La Jolla Playhouse and The Old Globe. We thrilled to be working with them to continue to curate and host these important conversations with prominent Black artists discussing their careers in theatre and their experiences as Black Americans in the industry.

Join us tonight at 7 PM Pacific for a discussion with award-winning author and playwright Bil Wright and Craig Noel Award winning actor Eboni Muse. RSVP for the Zoom Link!

Summer Shorts from Playwrights We Love
Just like you, playwrights have been stuck at home during this health crisis. So when we invited three of our favorite San Diego REP related writers to create short plays that speak to our current experiences for a Summer Shorts series, they jumped onboard and got to work! Over the next few weeks we are so excited to bring you these three brand new short digital plays, all part of our Here U.S. Now New Play Commission, funded in part by the Leon and Margo Embry Fund for New American Plays.

Caridad Svich’s poetic audio play, The Sadness of Johnny Depp, explores the relationship between a 20-something couple of sorts—a Latinx woman who Svich calls She and a non-Latinx/non-binary person called They—who are both grappling with themselves and their love in this moment of uncertainty. In our 38th season, we produced the world premiere of the English version of Svich’s In The Time of the Butterflies. Locally, her work has also been produced at Moxie Theater and Innermission Productions.

How We’re Staying Curious and Entertained We have lots of opportunities coming up for you to connect with others in The REP community, discover more about the theatre industry, and experience live performance art from your living room. We hope to have you join us!

Money in the Time of COVID:
Financial Guidance for Artists

Friday, August 28, 2020
3:00pm PDT on Zoom

Join REP Associate Producer Kim Heil and Financial Advisor & Theatre Director Tyler Hewes in a workshop specifically tailored for artists. We’ll review the basics of personal finance and explore how to make proactive, rather than reactive, financial decisions in this new world.
Sign-Up to Join!

Talkin’ Theatre Online Edition- September 3, 2020
5:30 PM PDT on Instagram LIVE
This week on Talkin’ Theatre REP Associate Producer and Casting Director Kim Heil interviews REP Latinx Projects Producer and Founder of the Latinx New Play Fest, Patrice Amon, on the eve of this year’s festival!

Find us on Instagram @SanDiegoRepertoryTheatre

San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival September 4-6, 2020

Save the dates for a full weekend of Latinx theatre! Watch, listen, network and learn as this year’s festival strives to break down boundaries and celebrate Latinx theatre in our region and beyond!

Reserve your Festival Pass

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