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, ​November 2, 2019

During the first hour, we’ll talk with Scenic Charge Artist Jen Stringfellow. Stringfellow is originally from Foxboro, Massachusetts, and studied scenic art at the University Of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) in Ohio. She has painted for Williamstown Theater Festival, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, The Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky, and spent a year painting cruise ship scenery with River City Scenic in Cincinnati, Ohio, before moving to California to paint for SCR in 2015. This is her fifth season with SCR and her first season as the scenic charge artist.   

During the second hour, we’ll talk with Jully Lee, who plays Cornelia. Lee made her SCR debut in Kimber Lee’s tokyo fish story in 2015. She is the artistic director of COLD TOFU, the nation’s first and longest-running Asian American improv comedy troupe. Her recent stage credits include Hannah and the Dread Gazebo at Fountain Theatre/East West Players, Ladies at Boston Court Pasadena and the national tour of The Joy Luck Club. She has also appeared on a number of TV shows, including “The Kicks” (Amazon), “Gang Related” (Fox) and “Veep” (HBO).

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)