Academic journal article TheatreForum

Without Walls Festival 2017 Casebook

Academic journal article TheatreForum

Without Walls Festival 2017 Casebook

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The 2017 Without Walls Festival took place on October 19 - 22 with an entirely new, downtown focus, led by a newly appointed Festival Director, Meiyin Wang. Christopher Ashley, La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director, expressed enthusiam over this recent development, "We are also extremely pleased to bring on board Meiyin Wang to oversee this year's Festival. Her extensive curatorial and producing background will help us take the WoW Festival to new heights." Like previous WoW Festivals, the 2017 event showcased multiple performances by acclaimed local, national and international artists, as well as a selection of family-friendly offerings that occurred simultaneously throughout the weekend. La Jolla Playhouse has commissioned and presented a series of immersive and site-specific productions at locations throughout the San Diego community, including Susurrus (2010), The Car Plays: San Diego (2011), Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir (2012), Accomplice: San Diego (2013), El Henry (2014), The Grift at the Lafayette Hotel (2015) and The Bitter Game (2016), as well as the popular, biennial Without Walls Festival. Founded in 2013, this year marked the third installment for this highly innovative and successful festival of new works. …

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