Stream the POP Tour for
FREE this Spring

The Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour will be available to all schools, organizations, and families at no cost. Please click on the ‘Booking Information’ button below to sign up and we will alert you as soon as Pick Me Last is available to stream.

Since 1987, we’ve commissioned and developed new plays each year for young people that tours schools, community centers and libraries throughout San Diego County. A typical year includes a live 45-minute in-school performance and classroom curriculum. We won’t miss a beat this year with a virtual option to stream the POP Tour (in chapters if needed) and offer curriculum lessons and videos featuring Playhouse teaching artists on our website.

This year’s POP Tour, Pick Me Last, is written by Idris Goodwin and directed by Jacole Kitchen, and will highlight the importance of inclusivity at school. It is recommended for students in elementary through 6th grade.

Jacole Kitchen is the Playhouse’s Director of Arts Engagement and In-House Casting. Idris Goodwin is a multidisciplinary arts leader and creative community builder. Across two decades, he has forged a multifaceted career as an award-winning playwright.

We are looking forward to sharing the joy of the POP Tour with thousands of students virtually this year.


La Jolla Playhouse Gratefully Acknowledges the Generous Institutional Support

of our Learning & Engagement Donors


Corporate support provided by:


Government support provided by:







       The City of Encinitas Community Grant Program

Foundation support provided by:

San Diego Scottish Rite Community Foundation

The Farrell Family Foundation

The Pratt Memorial Fund

The Samuel I. and John Henry Fox Foundation

Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge the land on which we sit and occupy today as the traditional and ancestral home of the Kumeyaay Nation and other Indigenous Nations of Southern California.


Without them, we would not have access to this gathering and to this dialogue.


We take this opportunity to thank and honor the original caretakers of this land.

Indigenous Tribal Lands of Souther Calif