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:

LITTLE BLACK SHADOWS
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Our first guest will be playwright Kemp Powers. He received the 2013 Ted Schmitt Award for Outstanding New Play (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle) for his play One Night in Miami's world premiere at Rogue Machine Theatre. That production three additional LADCC awards, four NAACP Theatre Awards and an LA Weekly Theater Award. Its 2016 production at London’s Donmar Warehouse was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Play. In television, he was recently a writer for Star Trek: Discovery. He has toured nationally as a storyteller for the Peabody Award-winning series, "The Moth," and was one of the 50 storytellers selected for publication in their New York Times-bestselling book, The Moth: 50 True Stories.

In the second half of our morning, we will talk to two cast members, Giovanni Adams (Colis) and Chauntae Pink (Toy). Both have been involved and readings and workshops of Little Black Shadows over the last three years. Chauntae is a Caribbean singer/ songwriter/actress from East Flatbush Brooklyn, New York. A recent graduate of the prestigious UCLA school of theatre, film, and television, she’s already making waves in multiple genres. Gio was in SCR’s production of District Merchants last season. He has wroked at the Geffen, Yale Rep, and many LA theatres. He  recently wrote and performed his Ovation-nominated solo show, Love is a Dirty Word. Come and get the inside scoop from these multi-talented artists.

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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