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Lauren Yee and Joe Ngo

Lauren Yee's Cambodian Rock Band rocked the American theatre scene making her one of the most-produced playwrights in the country. She's interviewed by Obie Award-winning actor and musician Joe Ngo, who has been a collaborative force at every step of the Cambodian Rock Band journey.

Sleep Squad
South Coast Repertory Partners With The Story Pirates on Sleep Squad

It’s bedtime…and your kids don’t want to go to sleep. Enter: The award-winning Story Pirates with Sleep Squad, a family-friendly, interactive, virtual theatre experience.

tokyo fish story
The Story Behind the Photo: tokyo fish story

Director Bart DeLorenzo helmed tokyo fish story ​because story’s recipe appealed to him: food, combined with a subtle yet engagingly universal drama about people who suppress emotions for the sake of tradition.

Hurrah at Last
Throwback Thursday

A handful of animal actors have appeared on SCR’s stages. The largest was Odin, who made his acting debut in the 1998 world premiere of Richard Greenberg's Hurrah at Last, playing the role of Thunder.

Playwright Title Scramble

How many of these Alan Ayckbourn play titles can you get?

A Moment of Stagecraft: Ralph Funicello Designs Red

Designer Ralph Funicello has created sets for more than three-dozen productions at SCR. One of the most colorful may have been for John Logan's Red—recreating the look of artist Mark Rothko's 1950s Bowery studio.

The Whale
The Story Behind the Photo: The Whale
When the lights came up on a dingy apartment, ​audiences gasped to recognize Matthew Arkin, several hundred pounds heavier than normal. He had become “Charlie,” in The Whale. The performance was a journey for Arkin and he talks about the meaning behind this particular photo.
Brooklyn Boy
Throwback Thursday

​Brooklyn Boy by Donald Margulies was commissioned by SCR, developed at the Pacific Playwrights Festival and had its world premiere here in 2004. 

4 words
Write a Story 4 Words at a Time

Finish this story! (tip: sort comments by most recent)

An Italian Straw Hat
A Moment of Stagecraft: Scrim

A scrim is a coarse gauze-like material that can be used anywhere on the stage. Learn more and see some examples.

One Man Two Guvnors
Throwback Thursday

In 2015, David Ivers made his SCR directorial debut with the outrageous comedy, One Man, Two Guvnors.

Destiny of Desire
The Story Behind the Photo: Destiny of Desire

Karen Zacarías’ play, Destiny of Desire had shocking surprises at nearly every turn—and the cast loved telling it. Actor Ella Saldana North shared why this photo from the play is an important moment.

A Christmas Carol
A Moment of Stagecraft

Did you know that some costumes use “hair hats” instead of full wigs? Take a look at some from A Christmas Carol.

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