​Multimedia: 201​​​9-​20 Season

Here's a convenient round-up of information about each production in a season​—including stories, dramaturgical notes, programs, videos, podcasts and more. In addition, read in-depth stories from our Theatre Conservatory and about supporters of SCR's programs.

2018-19  •  201​7-18  •   2016-17  •  2015-16  •  2014-15  •  2013-14

201​9-​20 SEASON

The Canadians

Kyle Hester
VIDEO: Meet the Cast of The Canadians
Who are some of the more than 15 characters you’ll meet in playwright Adam Bock’s new comedy, The Canadians? Five actors portray more than 15 characters—meet some of them in our new video.
Andy Knight and Adam Bock
VIDEO: Live ​with The Canadians Playwright Adam Bock
Literary Manager Andy Knight and playwright Adam Bock talk about the upcoming world premiere of Bock’s comedy, The Canadians.
Canadian Flag
STORY: Canadian Slang, Eh?
Canadians have an “unofficial” language—that of Canadian slang. Brush up on your Canadian slang here before attending a performance of The Canadians.  
Canadians Title Page
PDF: The Canadians program
Learn more about the production, cast & creative team by downloading ​the program for ​​The Canadians.
Adam Bock
STORY: Three Questions for Playwright Adam Bock
We caught up with Bock to ask him a few questions about his early playwriting efforts, the play that changed his life and what we should know about The Canadians.
The Cast of Canadians
STORY: Meet the Cast: The Canadians
Five cast members bring to life Adam Bock’s new comedy, The Canadians. The actors talk about the playwright, what in the play makes them laugh and their favorite cruise drink.

American Mariachi

American Mariachi Opening Night
STORY: Party Play: American Mariachi
American Mariachi opened on the Segerstrom Stage to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. First Night guests were thrilled to have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the entire cast ​at the post-show party.
Scenes from American Mariachi
VIDEO: Scenes from American Mariachi
Lucha dreams of forming a mariachi band in this big-hearted comedy with live music. Watch excerpts from ​American Mariachi​.
American Mariachi Audience
VIDEO: American Mariachi Audience Reactions
Audiences members are loving American Mariachi by José Cruz González. Check out what they have to say.
American Mariachi Podcast
PODCAST: American Mariachi Podcast
Music director Cynthia Reifler Flores and actors Gabriela Carrillo and Diana Burbano all feel the power and beauty of American Mariachi. In this ​podcast, they talk about what the play means to them—and what they’re learning from it.
American Mariachi Cast
STORY: Meet the Cast of American Mariachi
Nine actors plus five musicians are bringing to life the 1970s mariachi-infused world of American Mariachi. They love this story about family, love and discovering the power of music. Meet the cast.
Jose Gonzalez and Kat Zukaitis
VIDEO: Live With American Mariachi Playwright Jose Cruz Gonzalez
Get the scoop on the play in this discussion between Gonzalez and associate literary manager and dramaturg Kat Zukaitis.
Diana Burbano
STORY: Actor, Teacher, Playwright: The Many Roles of Diana Burbano
Diana Burbano is a familiar face around SCR, as the actor and playwright is also a Conservatory instructor. As an actor, she’s appearing in American Mariachi. ​Learn more about her in this Q&A.
American Mariachi Title Page
PDF: American Mariachi program
Learn more about the production, cast & creative team by downloading ​the program for ​​American Mariachi.
Mariachi Team
VIDEO: David Ivers Chats with the ​American Mariachi Team
It's day 2 of ​American Mariachi auditions and we caught up with playwright José Cruz González, director Christopher Acebo and music director Cynthia Flores to get some inside scoop on the show.
Jalisco Mariachi
STORY: History of Mariachi
The mariachi style of music dates back to at least the 18th century, where it evolved over time in Western Mexico. Learn more about mariachi history and the regions where groups performed.

Adult Acting and Playwriting Classes

Greg Atkins
STORY: Summer Vacation Update: Conservatory Instructor Greg Atkins
Greg Atkins will be teaching two improvisation classes in South Coast Repertory's Theatre Conservatory in the fall​ which continues his more than three-decade relationship with the theatre.
Emily Heebner
STORY: Summer Vacation Update: Conservatory Instructor Emily Heebner
member Emily Heebner, who teaches acting classes and had her young adult novel, Seneca Lake published over the summer.

Top photo: Jules Willcox and Paige Lindsey White in ​SCR's 201​​8 ​production of ​Kings. Photo by Debora Robinson.