Tuesday, August 9, 2011

SCR Annual Dinner: A Midsummer Night

On July 27, 2011, South Coast Repertory, its donors and trustees had a very exciting—and very full—day, beginning with the final board meeting of the 2010-11 Season, followed by cocktails on the terrace and dinner on the Segerstrom Stage.

New board members were elected, last season’s officers were re-elected, an emeritus trustee was announced and two board members retired, and that was just the beginning.

At dinner, Damien Jordan, Vice President, Finance, announced that the theatre had ended its 47th consecutive season in the black, saying, “We have the momentum going after a great 2010-11 Season, and all of our trustees are committed to the theatre’s continuity.”

It was the first Annual Dinner for SCR’s new Artistic Director Marc Masterson, and David Emmes and Martin Benson’s first Annual Dinner as Founding Artistic Directors. All three spoke eloquently of the years gone by and those that lie ahead for SCR and its new team of leaders: Masterson and his co-CEO, Managing Director Paula Tomei.

Then it was time for the show, a retrospective of the season, its productions and the Honorary Producers who made them possible, fittingly titled “A Dream of a Season.” (Just before the show, we caught five of SCR's favorite actors in rehearsal.)

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