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“…an essential
cultural treasure…”
   
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“…an essential
cultural treasure…”
   
— signonsandiego.com


This workshop production is open to the public and evolves nightly with changes inspired by conversations between the attending audience, the actors, director and playwright. You are purchasing a ticket to a play that is being prepared for a possible Off-Broadway run in June of 2015. Technical elements will be minimal but impactful and the production promises to provide the audience with a singular and thought-provoking experience.

6 written & directed bY claudio raygoza

November 17 - December 20

A major storm hurtles toward the Texas coast as a documentary filmmaker goes in search of her missing climatologist son, pursued by her eldest son who is a well-known celebrity DJ from the Bay Area. Along the way, they meet up with a border patrol agent who is struggling with a recent loss and a mysterious Russian woman in search of a secret -- all while evacuations begin en masse for the entire state of Texas as the first-ever-recorded category 6 hurricane makes landfall.

First read: Monday November 17, 2014
Engineer Subscriber Members are invited to this special first-reading event.
Opening: Thursday December 11, 2014 - 8pm
Public performances: Friday December 12 - 8pm; Saturday December 13 - 4pm & 8pm; Thursday December 18 - 8pm, Friday December 19 - 8pm; Saturday December 20 - 4pm.
Closing: Saturday December 20, 2014 - 8pm

Featuring: Rhianna Basore, Evan Kendig, Hannah Logan, Catalina Maynard* & Jorge Rodriguez. 
*Member Actors' Equity Association

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“…Once again, ion shines a
piercing light on a dim corner
of society, a tightly focused
beam that deeply penetrates
…”
   
timesofsandiego.com

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“…Once again, ion shines a
piercing light on a dim corner
of society, a tightly focused
beam that deeply penetrates
…”
   
timesofsandiego.com

MISSION

ion forges bold, uncompromising theater that investigates the fiery, passionate, resilient nucleus of the human condition.

We do this by fiercely nurturing visceral, challenging new plays, through a rigorous training of actors, directors and technical artists in a multi-disciplinary approach, and by engaging new audiences through the savvy interweaving of technology and unforgettable theater.

ion theatre company members in 2009. Pictured clockwise from L, Sara Beth Morgan, Sylvia Enrique, Matt Scott, Brian Mackey, Courtney Fox Smith, Karson St. John, Steven Lone, Dana Hooley, Jennifer Kozumplik, Claudio Raygoza, Glenn Paris, Trina Kaplan and Morgan Trant. Photo courtesy of Michael Spengler, M Studio La Jolla.

ion theatre company members in 2009. Pictured clockwise from L, Sara Beth Morgan, Sylvia Enrique, Matt Scott, Brian Mackey, Courtney Fox Smith, Karson St. John, Steven Lone, Dana Hooley, Jennifer Kozumplik, Claudio Raygoza, Glenn Paris, Trina Kaplan and Morgan Trant. Photo courtesy of Michael Spengler, M Studio La Jolla.

Company member Catalina Maynard as Señora Julia wins back-to-back Critics Circle awards. She won Best Featured Performance in 2011 for her multiple roles in Angels in America.

Powerful Premieres

ion theater has ushered in a variety of world premieres including Julia in 2012, written and directed by Founder/ Executive Artistic Director Claudio Raygoza, which earned a nomination as Best New Play and won the award for Lead Actress in a Play. In 2014/2015, ion will launch 5 world premieres.

The San Diego premiere of The Little Flower of East Orange by Stephen Adly Guirgis featured a highly lauded, multiple award-nominated and multiple award-winning ensemble of actors including company members Trina Kaplan and Yolanda Franklin with returning ion guest artist Diep Huynh.

Daring Debuts

In addition to dozens of local, regional and West Coast premieres, ion has debuted many promising new writers to San Diego including two recent Pulitzer-winners, Quiara Alegría Hudes and Annie Baker and recent nominees Gina Gionfriddo and Rajiv Joseph.

High-schooler (R) Matthew Alexander made his professional acting debut at ion in the 2010 San Diego premiere of Song of Extinction by E.M. Lewis. In 2012, he led the design team for the robots in Heddatron.

Exciting Benchmarks

In addition to making plays, ion blazes other trails — in 2012, the company engineered San Diego's first-ever robot actors in partnership with High Tech High School for the West Coast premiere of Heddatron by Elizabeth Meriwether.  

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