La Jolla Playhouse Hosts Free Virtual World-Premiere Launch Party for Towards Belonging

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Join the La Jolla Playhouse virtually on Saturday, May 1 at 11 a.m. PT for the launch of its latest world-premiere Digital Without Walls (WOW) piece, “Towards Belonging.” The dance film was produced in association with the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation’s Arts Park @ Chollas Creek.

The La Jolla Playhouse and the Jacobs Center are especially excited to launch the piece – featuring a team of all Black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) artists – on the first day of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month. Hosted by former Playhouse Leadership Council Chair Bennett Peji and his daughter Viviana, this special virtual event will feature a Q&A with “Towards Belonging” creators choreographer Anjanette Maraya-Ramey and videographer Eboni “Eb” Harvey.

Tune in for a lively discussion of the film’s themes, such as intersectionality of identity, being “othered,” self-affirmation and dismantling stereotypes, especially around the film’s setting in Southeast San Diego. The event will also touch on the filmmaking process and how the artists’ powerful personal stories influenced the movement and music. Learn more in The San Diego Union-Tribune’s recent story.

Learn more about La Jolla Playhouse Digital Without Walls (WOW) Projects on our blog post.

To join the free watch party for “Towards Belonging”go to:, or watch the film any time after at

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