Take an unforgettable theatrical journey through moments of everyday magic and extraordinary possibility. The Rosin Box Project has partnered with Vanguard Culture to produce “The History of Joy”; a 4-part series of cinematic performances inspired by real-life stories of struggle, beauty, and triumph, with playwright by award-winning poet laureate nominee Gill Sotu. 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, & 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.

MARCH 25th – Social Justice
JUNE 24th – Generations & Sacred Rituals
SEPTEMBER 23rd – WomenX
NOVEMBER 18th – Our Earth


Thom Dancy

Donnie Duncan Jr., Netherlands Dance Theatre

Lauren Flower, Boston Ballet, Ballet Arizona

Kevin Jenkins

Emily Kikta, New York City Ballet

Myles Thatcher, San Francisco Ballet

Katarzyna Skarpatowska


Brandon Lazo, Kings and Priests Media

Justin Flores

Israel Palacio

Gina and Kyle Sorensen

Carly Topazio Photography


Aaron Brownwood

Erin Bower

Clinton Davis

Michael Wall


Light Box Theater

Tenth Avenue Arts Center

The Geoffrey Off Broadway