Audience Enrichment

Inside the Season

Join us for two-hour, 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 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., usually preceding the second Saturday matinee of each production. Tickets are $12 per session and can be purchased in advance as well as at the door.

201​​​8-1​​9 Season Dates:

Saturday, April ​13, 2019

During the first hour, we’ll talk with Sean Cawelti, the production’s puppet designer/director. Cawelti is a theatre and opera director; video, mask and puppet designer; and the founding artistic director of Rogue Artists Ensemble in Los Angeles. His puppet work has been seen in a number of SCR productions, including Ella EnchantedMr. Poppers Penguins and The Long Road Today, a site-specific and immersive play performed in Santa Ana in 2014.

During the second hour, we’ll talk with Maureen Sebastian, who plays the role of Tong—a character she created in SCR’s 2015 production of Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone. Sebastian’s New York and regional theatre credits include productions at Second Stage, Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company, Ars Nova, Berkeley Rep and Arena Stage. Her television credits include “Law & Order: SVU,” “Bull,” “Elementary,” “Oasis” and “American Gothic.”


Post-Show Discussions

Following selected performances of Segerstrom and Argyros productions, a literary staff member—in most cases, the production dramaturg—moderates informal question-and-answer sessions with actors from the cast. This unique opportunity to access firsthand information about the production 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​​​8-1​9 Season Dates:

    Tuesday, March ​12, and
    Wednesday, March 1​3, 201​9

    Wednesday, April ​10, and
    Tuesday, April 1​6, 201​9 

    Tuesday, April ​23, and
    Wednesday, April ​24, 201​9 

    Wednesday, May ​22, and
    Tuesday, May 2​8, 201​9