Personal and Global Traumas Influence the New Greenberg Play at SCR

Solo stage shows must be regarded as the theater equivalent of a highwire act in which the performer is working without a net. For better or worse, the actor has no one else to pull focus, no one else to bounce lines off of or react to, no one else to cover any gaffes. From wire to wire, the actor is essentially under a microscope. Carrying an entire show single-handedly is one of theater’s steepest heights to climb.

As challenging as it is to pull off any such show, it's conversely among the least difficult types of plays for a playwright to create. That author can use the form and the solo persona to express a stream of thoughts, ideas and emotions.

Immersive Fulldome Films Will Take Over OCC’s Planetarium for a Weekend Festival

A typical visit to a planetarium could mean watching educational shows about astronomy, catching a laser light show or becoming completely immersed in space as projectors create a simulation of the night sky on a dome ceiling. But what if that same 360-degree virtual reality technology was used to project movies and other entertainment content instead?

Orange Coast College's 129-seat Planetarium will be home to the first-ever regional 2021 Dome Fest West Film Festival and Imersa Days Conference from Oct. 8-10. Dome Fest West will be using 360-degree technology (much like virtual reality presentation) to introduce audiences and filmmakers alike to the next big development in film presentation — dome theaters.

The arts in Orange County are blossoming both in-person and online, and Arts Orange County is proud to spotlight these events happening here this week. For any in-person events, be sure to check the venue's audience guidelines in advance for the latest health and safety protocols. 


Newport Beach Jazz Festival

The 25th Edition of this legendary live music festival returns to the Hyatt Regency with an all-star lineup of jazz music superstars  DETAILS »


A Shot Rang Out

Live performance returns to South Coast Repertory in this compelling new solo play about an actor emerging from a long isolation and reckoning with the experiences that first drove him into seclusion  DETAILS »


No Square Theatre Lagunatics

Comedy performers from the Laguna Beach theatre company have created an online sketch show - now streaming for free  DETAILS »


Village Art Faire

The first Saturday tradition outside the San Clemente Library allows you to meet and appreciate local artists and craftspeople and take home one of their special creations for yourself  DETAILS »


On Exhibit: Japanese-American Internment

The Mission Viejo Library is currently exhibiting a special selection of artwork and photography created by Japanese-American prisoners at America's WWII internment camps  DETAILS »

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