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Step into the provocative world of youth and rebellion at the iconic Che Café on the UCSD campus, where audiences will navigate 9 original performances that converge in an immersive experience celebrating student organizing and protest. This world premiere features a combination of fearless dancers, new plays that dissect old systems, and short musicals with anthems for the next generation's counter-culture. Against the backdrop of the Che Café, this electrifying event challenges norms, sparks revolutionary conversations, and dives deep into the spirit of defiance.

With nine unique performances to choose from, each visit promises a kaleidoscope of experiences, seamlessly blending musicals, mesmerizing dance pieces, and emotionally charged plays. iykyk 

thematically explores choice, and the execution represents that. Will you choose the allure of a captivating musical, the graceful movements of a spellbinding dance, or the thought-provoking narrative of a poignant play? The power is in your hands. The magic lies in the ability to revisit the Che Café time and again, as each selection guarantees a completely different journey. Delight in the unpredictability of your adventure as you explore the rich tapestry of storytelling, music, and movement, all while being an active participant in the unfolding narrative. Join us for this incredible and thoughtful experience, where the adventure is as unique as you are. 

iykyk is presented by La Jolla Playhouse as part of the 2024 Without Walls Festival. 



Tickets for the WOW Festival are free! iykyk will show on: 

Thursday, April 4th: 6:00pm

Friday, April 5th: 6:00pm, 8:00pm 

Saturday, April 6th: 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm

Sunday, April 7th: 1:00pm, 3:30pm

Please be aware there is a 30 minute pre-show with activities and live music. We encourage audience members to arrive early. Latecomers may not be allowed in. 

iykyk is one hour long with no intermission. 

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sold out? get on standby!

Standby ticket holders are expected to be let in to the show! If you are unable to secure a ticket and wish to be put on standby, please fill out this form: 



Produced by: 

Shellina Hefner and Blake McCarty

Written by:

Michael Amira Temple, Kendall Marie Stallworth, Mikaela Rae Macias, Iliria Osum,

Emerson Clarke, Sashank Kanchustambam, Lilia Porter, Eugene Strei, Nicholas Scutti,

Hannah Erbe Smith, Jordan Boaz, Shellina Hefner and Blake McCarty

Directed by:

Shellina Hefner, Blake McCarty

Assistant Directors:

Leo Rubio and Lu Garcia


Abi Hood, Aldo Ley, Amelia Campbell, Angela Allen, Cambria Ruth, Camelina Cedillo,

DanYelle Gloria Baines, Dey Torres, Alex Lopez, Fredy Gomez, Hannah Frederick, Hunter Brown, Jasper Mason-Brase, Jordan Handy, Kevin Quezada, Marisa Taylor Scott, Shawn Foote, Tash Gomez, Theo Brushfoot, Valeria Trejo, Wyatt Gardner

Choreographed by:

Anna Galvin, Erica Mejos, and Leo Rubio

Stage Manager:

Gina Barba 

Assistant Stage Managers:

Madison Mercado and Amelia 

Music Director: 

Desha Crownover

Production Assistant: 

Leobardo Rubio

A special thanks to our friends and collaborators at the Che Cafe!


All performances of iykyk will take place at the Che Café on UCSD's campus


The Che Café is located at

3035 Theatre District Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

Parking is available in the various parking lots on UCSD's campus. Parking is limited and we suggest using a rideshare. 



FREquently asked questions

How does this work? 

Audience members will gather at the front entrance to the Che Cafe, and will be semi-guided through three different performances in different locations in the Che before gathering in the courtyard at the end. Audience members will also receive a menu with a list of plays and performances.

How will I know what to do or where to go?

Upon following the map to UCSD's campus and parking, you will be guided by signage and personnel. 

Is this show child-friendly? 

This show is written by and features college voices and may contain mature themes. We do not recommend children under 13 attend.

Are the performers going to interact with me?

Generally, this production is not designed to be heavily interactive. However, some short scenes may require audience interaction for their success. This being said, the performers will not intentionally touch you. 

What should I wear?

Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothing because audience members will be moving and may be asked to stand for some pieces. We encourage you to check the weather prior to, and dress prepared to be outdoors. 

How long is the show?

The show is approximately 1 hour long with no intermission. 

Is this a La Jolla Playhouse production?

The show is being presented by La Jolla Playhouse for the 2024 Without Walls Festival. 

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iykyk is presented by

Blindspot Collective, a performing arts organization based in San Diego.

Blindspot Collective develops artistic programming to illuminate voices, communities, and stories

in the blindspot of our society.

If you have questions or wish to learn more, please email us at

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