Voyeurs de Venus

 A San Diego Premiere

Voyeurs de Venus

by Lydia Diamond

directed by Delica Turner Sonnenberg

Aug 12 – Sep 9, 2018
Opening Night: August 18, 2018

Thur @ 7pm,
Fri & Sat @8pm
& Sun @2pm


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About the Play

They called her The Hottentot Venus, but she had a name. Based in part on the unbelievable true story of Saartjie Baartman, the South African woman captured and displayed on the streets of 19th-century London and Paris. A provocative, profound and unapologetically funny tale about racial identity and exploitation.


About the Playwright
Lydia Diamond’s award-winning plays include: Smart People, Stick Fly, Voyeurs de Venus, The Bluest Eye, The Gift Horse, Harriet Jacobs, The Inside, and Stage Black. Theatres include: Arena Stage, Cort Theatre (Broadway), Chicago Dramatists, Company One, Congo Square, Goodman Theatre, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Jubilee Theatre, Kansas City Repertory, Long Wharf, Lorraine Hansberry, McCarter, Theatre Mo’Olelo Performing Arts Co., MPAACT, New Vic Theatre, Playmakers Repertory, Plowshares Theatre Company, Second Stage Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and TrueColors. Commissions include: Arena Stage, Steppenwolf (4), McCarter, Huntington, Center Stage, Victory Gardens and The Roundabout Theatre Company. A recipient of many playwriting awards, Lydia was also an 2005/06 W.E.B. Du Bois Institute non-resident Fellow, a 2007 TCG/NEA Playwright in Residence at Steppenwolf Theatre, a 2006/07 Huntington Playwright Fellow, a 2012 Sundance Institute Playwright Lab Creative Advisor, is a Board Member with Chicago Dramatists and a 2012/13 Radcliffe Institute Fellow. Lydia is a graduate of Northwestern University (Class of 1991), has an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Pine Manor College and was 2013/14 Playwright in Residence at Arena Stage. Lydia is on faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she teaches playwriting.


Ticket Pricing:

Previews | $20 (Aug 12, 15, 16, 17)
Opening Night | $40 (Aug 18)
General Admission | $33 (Aug 19-Sep 9)

*Please note there is a $3 handling fee which is already included in the price of your ticket. This fee is waived for groups of 10 or more and for our Subscribers.

Group Rates and Discounts:
Groups of 10 or more | $20
Groups of 15 or more | $15
Seniors, Students and Military | $5 off General Admission



Location: MOXIE Theatre

6663 El Cajon Blvd Suite N
San Diego CA 92115