Virtual Gala, Oct. 16 includes an excerpt from new Richard Greenburg Play Early in the pandemic, Artistic Director David Ivers approached award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg to write a play for our times; the result is A Shot Rang Out—A Play in One Man. Ivers will be featured in an excerpt from this new play as part of SCR’s virtual fundraising gala, Friday, Oct. 16. Ivers is also part of the silent auction—one of the prizes is a surfing…

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American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is enrolling students for the 2020 Fall semester now. Classes will be September 8-December 19. In keeping with safe practice guidelines and mandates from the governor’s office and state and local departments of health, all classes will be live virtually. The Gillespie School introduced virtual learning classes in March 2020 and has adapted and strengthened its virtual and online teaching practices to…

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Avenue of the Arts Hotel executive Paul Sanford, CEO and Asset Manager for Wincome Hospitality, joined Segerstrom Center for the Arts president, Casey Reitz, on the Center’s Julianne and George Argyros Plaza in Costa Mesa to present a check for $52,000 in support of its Center at Home on-line virtual programming. Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa Hotel is located directly across the street from Segerstrom Center. Center at Home is located on the Segerstrom…

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Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei announced a new initiative, SCR Community, an online series of free readings, events, interviews and community-centered stories to engage Southern California with the power of live theatre during the COVID-19 pandemic. The series starts on Aug. 17, at 5:30 p.m., with MASA, a live, online fiesta with readings of four short pieces relating to the historical and cultural importance of masa (corn meal). MASA, curated and directed by Juliette Carrillo, includes selections from works…

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