Little Amal

A La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls Event

LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE AND FRIENDS WELCOME LITTLE AMAL TO BALBOA PARK

Sat Nov 4, 2 – 3pm
Balboa Park
Meet at The Old Globe Plaza at 2pm

Parking in Balboa Park. We recommend arriving 30 minutes early.

Little Amal, the 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl, is completing her journey across the U.S. in San Diego, where she is spreading her story of hope as she discovers the beating heart of America, its blended culture and diverse people.

Join La Jolla Playhouse and friends in welcoming Little Amal to San Diego! At this family friendly event in Balboa Park, Little Amal will be greeted by local artists of all ages in a joyous adventure that explores the power of community, art, and friendship. With over 50 artists creating a magical tapestry of live music, dance, and song, Amal will see just what makes the park so inviting.

Everyone is welcome to walk with Amal. Will you join her?

Amal’s walk will take about one hour and cover a distance of approximately 0.3 miles, starting at The Old Globe Plaza and ending at the Bea Evenson Fountain (between The Natural History Museum and The Fleet Science Center).

Little Amal’s visit to Balboa Park is produced by La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls Program, partnering with: Jesca Prudencio, UC San Diego’s The Displacement and Health Research Center, Haneen Choir, San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, San Diego Civic Dance Arts, San Diego Youth Symphony, San Diego Natural History Museum, The Museum of Us, The Old Globe, New Americans Museum & Immigration Learning Center, House of Pacific Relations Intl Cottages.

About Little Amal

From all corners of the globe, people have welcomed The Walk with Amal (@walkwithamal) with open arms and hearts. Little Amal, a 12 foot puppet of a 10 year old Syrian refugee child at the heart of The Walk, has become a global symbol of human rights, especially those of refugees.

Since July 2021, Amal has traveled over 6,000 miles to 14 countries, and been welcomed by more than a million people on the street, including hundreds of artists and civil society and faith leaders, as well as by tens of millions online.

Between 7 September and 26 November 2023, Amal is journeying 11,000 miles across the United States and Mexico in one of the largest free public festivals ever created. 40 towns and cities from Boston to San Diego and 6 cities from Tijuana to Tapachula will create 100+ free public events to welcome her.

The puppet of Little Amal was designed and built by Handspring Puppet Company.


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Partners

Haneen Choir logo Museum of Us logo New Americans Museum logo
The Old Globe logo San Diego Civic Dance logo San Diego Civic Youth Ballet logo San Diego Junior Theatre - Balboa Park logo
the nat - San Diego Natural History Museum logo San Diego Youth Symphony logo WorldBeat Center Cultural logo

Amal Walks Across America is produced by The Walk Productions in association with the Handspring Puppet Company. U.S. Producing Partner THE OFFICE performing arts+film. Impact + Outreach The Soze Agency. Marketing Cause Lab. PR + Communications DKC.

Little Amal’s visit to Balboa Park is produced by La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls Program with the support of the California Arts Council and City of San Diego.

California Arts Council logo The City of San Diego logo

Amal Walks Across America was made possible with an inaugural investment from the Doris Duke Foundation, as well as leadership support from the Bezos Family Foundation. Additional generous support was provided by the Backstage Trust, the Barr Foundation, Sunny Bates, Ben & Jerry’s, Bloomberg Philanthropies, CARE, Choose Love, The Conrad Prebys Foundation, the Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust, El-Hibri Foundation, Landry Family Foundation, Ruby Lerner, Lush Cosmetics, the McMillan Stewart Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, the Opportunity Fund, The Shapiro Foundation, Students Rebuild, T. Rowe Price, the Thorne Cox Family Foundation, Barbara Tober in honor of Diane Love, and The W Trust.

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