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Desdemona ChiangA Q&A With M. Butterfly Director Desdemona Chiang
Meet the director of M. Butterfly who is making her SCR debut.
The Cast of Oliver TwistThe Cast of Oliver Twist in Rehearsal
Teen actors rise to the challenge of Dickens’ classic tale.
Sheepdog Opening PhotoParty Play: Sheepdog
The world premiere of Sheepdog opened to an appreciative and engaged audience. Take a look back at the opening night through commentary and photos.
Chisa HutchinsonThe Playwrights of PPF: Chisa Hutchinson
Among the readings at the Pacific Playwrights Festival is Whitelisted by Chisa Hutchinson. We caught up with her and talked about when she knew she wanted to write plays and more.
Matthew ArkinThe Art and Business of Acting
The Acting Intensive Program is a renowned seven-week summer program for serious acting students, ages 18 and over. Here, Program Director Matthew Arkin writes about what students can expect in this program.
The Cast of Poor Yella RednecksGet Your Groove On with Poor Yella Rednecks Playlist
Qui Nguyen incorporates original rap songs to help tell his story. It also includes snippets of hits from the ’70s and ’80s. Here’s a look at the show’s incidental music and some fun facts about these tunes.
Portion of the 1968 Oliver movie posterOliver Twist Inspires Adaptations
The Teen Players’ production of Oliver Twist stays true to Charles Dickens’ original. Since its publication in the late 1830s, Dickens’ story has inspired numerous adaptations. Here’s an overview.
Sheepdog LogoIn Other Words: Stories of Police and Community
Sheepdog is a mystery within a love story because, in addition to being police officers and partners, Amina and Ryan are lovers. Read to hear other voices on the stories and issues of community and law enforcement.
PPF LogoA Guide to Getting the Most Out of the Pacific Playwrights Festival
South Coast Repertory’s three-day national showcase of new plays—the Pacific Playwrights Festival—is just around the corner. Here’s your guide to getting the most out of your PPF weekend.
Cast of Poor Yella RednecksParty Play: Poor Yella Rednecks
The world premiere of Poor Yella Rednecks opened to an enthusiastic First Night audience. Take a look back at the opening night through commentary and photos.
Ana NogueiraThe Playwrights of PPF: Ana Nogueira
SCR’s Pacific Playwrights Festival will feature Mask Only by ​Ana Nogueira. We caught up with her and talked with her about where she writes, the play that changed her life and more.
Lea Coco and Erika LaVonnMeet the Cast of Sheepdog
Kevin Artigue’s world premiere play is a complex and mysterious story of police officers. Meet the cast of Sheepdog to learn more about this new drama.
VIDEO: Audience MembersPoor Yella Rednecks Audience Reactions
Audiences are loving and connecting with ​Qui Nguyen’s a funny, moving take on one family’s immigrant story.
Michael RayThe Michael Ray Matching Gift Challenge
Take up the challenge—donate and your gift will be doubled!
Melissa RossThe Playwrights of PPF: Melissa Ross
In April, SCR’s Pacific Playwrights Festival will feature Unlikeable Heroine by Melissa Ross. We caught up with Ross and talked with her about her play, the play that changed her life and more.
Hal Landon Jr. in A Christmas Carol40th Anniversary of A Christmas Carol to be Hal Landon’s Farewell as Scrooge
On Dec. 24, 2019, after 40 years of playing Scrooge—a role he originated for South Coast Repertory—Hal Landon Jr. will hang up his top hat.
Poor Yella Rednecks CastProfane Pleasure in Life’s Pain

Behind the hip-hop, rap and humor in Poor Yella Rednecks is a deep-rooted story of humanity. Read notes from the show’s dramaturg.