Inside The Artist's Process


Interview with Kirby Ward and Guest Professionals

Jun. 22 – Aug. 7 Mondays. & Fri. (14 Sessions)

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Interview

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Q&A with Enrolled Students


In this interview series, Broadway and West-End veteran Kirby Ward, Rubicon’s Education and Outreach Director, chats with a dream list of Broadway’s biggest and brightest actors, directors, writers and producersall major industry stars. Each will talk about their creative process and career journey and provide a snapshot of a life lived successfully in the arts. You’ll hear stories of hardship, perseverance, training and preparedness, lucky breaks, magic moments, and more. For the second half-hour, students from the Musical Theatre Production Workshop, Fearless Shakespeare, and older students from Stinky Feet, will have an opportunity to ask questions of these remarkable professionals. Those who register for the Audit Series may listen and observe, but only young artists enrolled in the three main summer programs may pose questions. Those confirmed to date have collected an astonishing 25 Tony Award nominations, 9 wins, and multiple Olivier Awards! They are listed in alphabetical order below:

JOHN CAIRD (Writer/Director) Les Misérables, RSC’s Nicholas Nickleby, Rubicon’s Daddy Long Legs; Director - Jane Eyre

ADAM HALPIN (Actor) Dear Evan HansenGlory Days, Rubicon’s Little Miss Scrooge


CHRISTIAN HOFF (Actor) Jersey Boys, The Who’s Tommy

MICHAEL JACKOWITZ (Producer) Once on This Island, The Lifespan of a Fact, How to Succeed in Business…, Diana; Rubicon’s Director of New Works

AARON LAZAR (Actor) The Last Ship, Les Misérables

NORM LEWIS (Actor) Porgy and Bess, The Phantom of the Opera, Side Show, The Little Mermaid

ANDREW LIPPA (Composer/Lyricist/Arranger) The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

BEN LIPITZ (Actor) The Lion King, regional productions of God of Carnage, Laughter on the 23rd Floor

MEGAN McGINNIS (Actor) Side ShowLittle WomenLes Misérables, Rubicon’s Daddy Long Legs

BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL (Actor) Ragtime, Man of La Mancha, Shuffle Along

JERRY MITCHELL (Director/Choreographer) Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray

LAUREN PATTEN (Actor) Jagged Little Pill and Fun Home

FAITH PRINCE (Actor) Guys and Dolls, Annie, A Catered Affair

KATE REINDERS (Actor) Wicked, Something Rotten!, Beautiful The Carole King Musical; “High School Musical: The Series”


ANDREW SAMONSKY (Actor) South Pacific, Scandalous, The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Rubicon’s tick…tick…BOOM! and Little Miss Scrooge

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1006 E. Main St. Ventura, CA 93001

Guest Services: 805.667.2900

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Federal Tax ID #: 77-0495901

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