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 that 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!

Inside the Season takes 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 ​may be purchased in advance as well as at the door.

20​19-20 Season Dates:

Saturday, October 12, 2019

During the first hour, we’ll talk with Artistic Director David Ivers, who is in his first full season as SCR’s artistic director. Prior to SCR, Ivers was artistic director for Arizona Theatre Company and, before that, served more than 20 years as an actor and director at Utah Shakespeare Festival, with the last six as artistic director. He was a resident artist at Denver Center Theatre Company for a decade, acting in and/or directing more than 40 plays. As a director, Ivers has helmed productions at theatres across the country such as the Guthrie Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.  

During the second hour, we’ll talk with Corey Brill, who plays the roles of Bobby, Trish, Andy, White Rabbit and A Man on Deck Nine. At SCR, Brill previously appeared in Shakespeare in LoveOffice HourOf Good StockFive Mile LakeSmokefall and Pride and Prejudice. On Broadway, he was seen in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man and Rajiv Joseph’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. In addition to his many theatre credits, Brill’s television credits include “Chicago P.D.,” “You’re the Worst” and HBO’s The Normal Heart.

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​​​​​9-​20 Season Dates:

    Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 (​Director/​Designer)
    Wednesday, Sept​. ​18, 2019 (Cast Member)
    Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 (Expert)
    Tuesday, Sept​. ​24, 2019 (Cast Member)
    Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 (Artistic Director)

    Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 (​Director/​Designer)
    Tuesday, Oct​. ​​​8, 2019 (​​Cast Member)
    Wednesday, Oct. ​​9, 2019 (​​Cast Member)
    Thursday, Oct. 1​0, 2019 (Artistic Director) 

    Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 (​Director/​Designer)
    Wednesday, Oct. ​30, 2019 (​​Cast Member)
    Tuesday, ​​Nov. ​5, 2019 (​​Cast Member)
    Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 (Artistic Director)

    Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 (Artistic Director)

    Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 (​Director/​Designer)
    Tuesday, ​Jan​. ​14, 2020 (Cast Member)
    Wednesday, ​​Jan. 15, 2020 (​Cast Member)
    ​Thursday ​​Jan. ​23, 2020 (Artistic Director)
    Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 (Director/Designer)
    Wednesday,​ ​Feb ​5, 2020 (Cast Member)
    Tuesday, ​​Feb. ​11. 2020 (Cast Member)
    Thursday, Feb. 13, 20​20 (Artistic Director)

    Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020 (Director/Designer)
    Tuesday, Mar​. 1​7, 2020 (Cast Member)
    Wednesday, Mar. 1​8, 2020 (Cast Member)
    Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020 (Artistic Director)

    Sunday, Mar. 29, 2020 (Director/Designer)
    Wednesday, Apr. ​​8, 2020 (Cast Member)
    Tuesday, Apr. 1​​4, 2020 (Cast Member)
    Thursday, Apr. 16, 20​20 (Artistic Director)

    Tuesday, April 14, 20​20 (Director/Designer)
    Tuesday, April ​21, 20​20 (Cast Member)
    Wednesday, April ​22, 20​20 (Cast Member)
    Thursday, April 23, 20​20 (Artistic Director

    Sunday, May 10, 20​20 (Director/Designer)
    Wednesday, May ​20, 20​20 (Cast Member)
    Tuesday, May ​26, 20​20 (Cast Member)
    Thursday, May 28, 20​20 (Artistic Director)