Audience Enrichment

Inside the Season

Join us for interactive Saturday morning seminars that reveal secrets and offer fascinating insights into our nine season productions. Conducted by members of the literary staff, these lively two-hour sessions feature in-depth interviews with cast members, people from the creative team and artisans from SCR's production staff. Discover how the industry's most accomplished theatre professionals breathe life into plays on the Segerstrom and Julianne Argyros stages. Audience questions and comments are encouraged, and you might even get invited onstage to explore the set!

Sessions of "Inside the Season" take place from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on select Saturdays during the run of a show. Tickets are $12 per session and can be purchased in advance as well as at the door.

201​6-1​7 Season Dates:

Saturday, ​March 25, 2017

From the creative team, our guest will be set designer Michael Raiford, who reimagined what a projection surface could be for our production of ORANGE. Previously at SCR he has designed sets for Peter and the Starcatcher, Death of a Salesman, and Going to a Place where you Already Are. He also designs sets for theatre and opera around the country.

From the cast, we’ll be joined by Pia Shah, who plays Leela. While this is Pia’s production debut at SCR, she’s been doing reading and workshops of Orange over the last three years, including the PPF reading in 2015. Born in New Jersey, raised in Mumbai, and a graduate of USC’s MFA program, she’s been all over the world and acts in television, film, and on the stage in new and classic works.

Post-Show Discussions

Following selected performances of Segerstrom and Argyros productions, a literary staff member​ moderates informal question-and-answer sessions with actors from the cast. This unique opportunity to access firsthand information about the ​play from the actor's perspective—and to give them your immediate feedback—is guaranteed to enhance the theatre-going experience. Post-Show Discussions begin approximately five minutes after the end of the performance and typically last 20-30 minutes. 

201​​6-1​​7 Season Dates:

    Wednesday, September 14, and
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    Tuesday, October 11, and
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 

    Wednesday, October 26, and
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    Tuesday, January 10, and
    Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Wednesday, February 1, and
    Tuesday, February 7, 2017