Mike Ryan, artistic director of the Santa Cruz Shakespeare Company will discuss the birth of a season at Santa Cruz Shakespeare: how the company chooses their plays for the season, selects a director, discusses production concepts, auditions actors, prepares scripts, and rehearses. Mike will use the 2019 season as an example for each of these areas, which will give the audience a preview of what is coming down the pipeline. Hear what it takes to bring to life for another year the greatest author in the English language.
Mike Ryan first came to Santa Cruz in 1997, which launched a long career with SSC; he appeared in over 35 productions with the company. Mr. Ryan received his BFA from Southern Methodist University, where he was a National Merit Scholar, and his MFA from the University of California at San Diego.
7:30 pm (doors open at 7:20 pm)
Suggested $10 donation.
Friends members admitted free.
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Pacific Grove Library.