Audience Enrichment

Inside the Season

Join us for interactive Saturday morning seminars that reveal secrets and offer fascinating insights into our nine-season productions. ​Members of the literary staff​ guide 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​​7-1​8 Season Dates:

​CURVE OF DEPARTURE
Saturday, October ​14, 2017

During the first hour, we’ll talk with dramaturg John Glore. Glore has been SCR’s associate artistic director since 2005, following five years at LA’s Center Theatre Group. He previously served as SCR’s literary manager from 1985-2000. At SCR, Glore has worked as dramaturg on more than 100 SCR productions, workshops and readings. He is also a playwright, and his own plays have been produced at SCR, Arena Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and other theatres across the country.

During the second hour, we’ll talk with Larry Powell, who plays the role of Felix. Powell appeared in the Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of Curve of Departure and makes his SCR debut in the production. His recent theatre credits include The Legend of Georgia McBride at the Geffen Playhouse and Father Comes Home From the Wars at Center Theatre Group. Powell has worked at theatres across the country, including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Playwrights Horizons, Lincoln Center Theater and San Francisco Playhouse.

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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​​​7-1​​​8 Season Dates:

  • ONCE
    Wednesday, September 1​3, and
    Tuesday, September ​19, 2017

  • CURVE OF DEPARTURE
    Tuesday, October ​​3, and
    Wednesday, October ​4, 2017 

  • GEM OF THE OCEAN
    Wednesday, October 2​5, and
    Tuesday, ​October 31, 2017

  • SUGAR PLUM FAIRY
    Tuesday, December 12, and
    Wednesday, ​December 13, 201​​8

  • SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
    Wednesday,​ January 24, and
    Tuesday, ​January 30, 2018