The Fusenot Foundation

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La Jolla Playhouse

Mission Statement

La Jolla Playhouse advances theatre as an art form and as a vital social, moral and political platform by providing unfettered creative opportunities for the leading artists of today and tomorrow. With our youthful spirit and eclectic, artist-driven approach we will continue to cultivate a local and national following with an insatiable appetite for audacious and diverse work.


"We are so grateful for the support from the Fusenot Foundation which has helped to transform the lives of so many. From the more than 125,000 audience members who attend our performances annually, to the 20,000 students reached last year through the Performance Outreach Program (POP) tour, to the next generation of actors and artists in the Young Performers programs, you help us to strengthen the foundations and the future of our community."

Debby Buchholz, Managing Director

La Jolla Playhouse

POP Tour


One of La Jolla Playhouse’s signature Education programs, the Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour, is an annual world-premiere, Playhouse-commissioned production that brings the magic of theatre to San Diego classrooms. Launched in 1987, the POP Tour travels throughout the county to schools, libraries and community centers. Prior to each performance, a Playhouse teaching artist visits each school to engage students in an interactive workshop that explores issues and themes at the core of the play. The Playhouse also provides schools with a standards-based engagement guide that enables educators to integrate the play into their curriculum. After each performance, the cast and crew conduct a question and answer session with the audience. Ideal for students in grades 3 – 6.