Take an unforgettable theatrical journey through moments of everyday magic and extraordinary possibility. In partnership with award-winning poet laureate nominee Gill Sotu, “The History of Joy” is a 4-part series of cinematic performances inspired by real-life stories of struggle, beauty, and triumph. Each segment will be accompanied by creative interpretations of the theme by some of San Diego’s most innovative organizations in dance, theatre, opera, puppetry, visual arts, and more. Inspired by the 8 pillars of joy outlined in The Book of Joy – written by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Doug Abrams.Produced in partnership with The Rosin Box Project, the theme for this segment is Generations & Sacred Rituals, and it explores the pillars of "humor" and "acceptance". Featuring creative content and conversations by the San Diego Shakespeare Society, Konstellation Press, Malashock Dance, Project BLANK, and PGK Dance Project.Streaming now through 2021$10 suggested donationPay What You Can or Pay it ForwardIncludes Complimentary access to ART SAN DIEGO CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR OCT. 1-3, 2021Read what people are saying about this streaming event:"The presentation was superb. I was truly moved by the entire experience. There was so much substance.""The Shakespeare Society segment was terrific. And Gill Sotu is a brilliant writer. Congratulations on work truly well done.""I can’t express how joyful tonight was. What talent we have here in San Diego, thank you for this evening. I was never bored for an instant!""I loved it..I was laughing and crying.. the mother and daughter scene was soooo good and I loved the other stories. Great work!""Bravo! A veritable virtual arts festival.""This event encouraged me to find joys in small ways.""The film was superb, beautifully acted, especially the mother-daughter segment."


  • Starting Tuesday, June 29th, 2021, repeats every day until Friday, December 31, 2021 — all day



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