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:

​M. BUTTERFLY
Saturday, May 2​5, 2019

During the first hour, we’ll talk with Josh Epstein, the production’s lighting designer. Epstein’s designs have been seen at theatre across the nation, including the Geffen Playhouse, Arena Stage, Guthrie Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Goodman Theatre and Baltimore Center Stage. Epstein is also an ensemble member at Los Angeles’ IAMA Theatre Company and is on faculty at UCLA. His past SCR credits include the Theatre for Young Audiences productions of Flora & Ulysses and Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

During the second hour, we’ll talk with Jake Manabat, who makes his SCR debut in the role of Song Liling. Most recently, Manabat understudied the role of Song in the 2017 Broadway revival of M. Butterfly, directed by Julie Taymor. His other credits include the national tour of Rent and productions at American Repertory Theater, Guthrie Theater, The Playwrights Realm and Capital Repertory Theatre. His television credits include “Bored to Death” (HBO), “Madam Secretary” (CBS) and “Dietland” (AMC).

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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:

  • PHOTOGRAPH 51
    Tuesday, March ​12, and
    Wednesday, March 1​3, 201​9

  • POOR YELLA REDNECKS
    Wednesday, April ​10, and
    Tuesday, April 1​6, 201​9 

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

  • M. BUTTERFLY
    Wednesday, May ​22, and
    Tuesday, May 2​8, 201​9