AUDIT SERIES - $20 per session

Interview with Kirby Ward and Guest Professionals

Inside the Artist’s Process is provided to students as part of their summer camp

or workshop enrollment. For those who would like to observe the interviews,

sessions can be reserved for $20 each. The cost of your ticket supports our education

and outreach programs. If you would like to attend and need financial assistance, 

please contact Guest Services at 805.667.2900.

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 LIVE-streamed 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!  ALL proceeds go to Rubcion's Education and Outreach fund.


Friday, July 10 at 2 PM

CASEY NICHOLAW (Director/Choreographer) Spamalot, Book of Mormon, The Drowsy Chaperone, Something Rotten, Mean Girls, The Prom, Aladdin

Monday, July 13 at 2 PM

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

Friday, July 17 at 2 PM

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

Monday, July 20 at 2 PM

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

Friday, July 24 at 2 PM

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

Monday, July 27 at 2 PM

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (Composer, Lyricist) Godspell, Pippin, Children of Eden, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Wicked

Friday, July 31 at 2 PM

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

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

Monday, August 3 at 2 PM

LAUREN PATTEN (Actor) Jagged Little Pill and Fun Home

Friday, August 7 at 2 PM

AARON LAZAR (Actor) The Last Ship, Les Misérables

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