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Event Series Event Series: 59 ACRES


Apr 4, 2024 - Jun 30, 2025

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59 ACRES by Marike Splint

Grab your headphones and comfy shoes for a site-specific, immersive soundwalk that takes you on an urban odyssey exploring the built environment and natural world around La Jolla Playhouse and UC San Diego. This poetic, meditative and innovative work from Los Angeles-based artist Marike Splint offers new ways of seeing and listening as it navigates you through the physical, cultural and geographical landscapes we inhabit, in search of the extraordinary amidst the mundane.

59 Acres can be enjoyed at any time during daylight hours. Bring your fully-charged phone and headphones. To download the 59 ACRES app and get ready for the soundwalk, please visit


Created by Marike Splint in collaboration with
Jonathan Snipes – Original Music, Sound Design and Implementation
Stewart Blackwood – App Developer and Technical Sound Design
Cristina Bercovitz – App User Interface and Visual Design
Kaileykielle Hoga – Additional Sound Design and Implementation

Marike Splint is a Dutch French-Tunisian theatre maker based in Los Angeles on Tongva/Kizh land, specializing in creating work in public space that explores the relationship between people, places and identity. Her works You Are Here and Among Us have been presented as part of previous WOW programming. Other presenters and commissioners of her original work include Center Theater Group, UCLA Center for the Art of Performance, Skirball Cultural Center LA, Oerol Festival, Theaterfestival Boulevard (The Netherlands); Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires; Anciens Abattoirs de Casablanca (Morocco). Marike received her M.F.A. in directing from Columbia University and currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Theater at UCLA.

Just Show Up Events

Enjoy this event at (almost) any time or between your other events! This event is open during the opening hours noted above. No RSVP needed.

59 ACRES is generously supported in part by

Dutch Culture USA

This project has been realized with the support of UCLA Department of Theater and The Netherlands America Foundation

UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television

The Netherland-America Foundation, Inc.


April 4
Jun 30, 2025
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60 mins

Patron Notes

To experience the soundwalk, bring your own, fully charged mobile device and headphones that will connect to your smartphone. You will be walking up to 1.5 miles round trip on the university campus which includes terrain of grass, pavement, gravel and natural soil. The walk has accessibility ramp alternatives whenever there are steps or stairs. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket for inclement weather. The walk begins at La Jolla Playhouse and ends at Geisel Library. From Geisel, it's a 0.5 mile (approx. 11 min) walk back to the festival hub on Revelle Plaza or a 0.8 mile (approx. 15 min) walk back to La Jolla Playhouse.


La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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