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May 20th Roundtable

The OC Theatre Guild would like to thank everyone for joining us for our online roundtable on Wednesday, May 20th. It was a lively discussion and we are incredibly grateful for the time and honesty of each of the Artistic Directors who joined us.

This was the first event of its kind for OC Theatre Guild and we are humbled by the interest and support of the community. Unfortunately, we weren't able to get to all of the questions submitted. If you’re interested in learning more, below is a list of our participants, links to their organizations, and links to websites containing further information regarding the topics discussed during the roundtable.

The participating artistic directors
From Upper Left: Nguyen, Dawson, Serna, DeMaio, Eisner, Craig Tyrl, Reitz, Wareham, and Ivers


TJ Dawson, 3-D Theatricals

Leslie Eisner, Camino Real Playhouse

Oanh Nguyen, Chance Theater

Michael Serna, Costa Mesa Playhouse

Ann Wareham, Laguna Playhouse

Amanda DeMaio, STAGEStheatre

Craig Tyrl, The Wayward Artist

Moderator: Katie Chidester, Project La Femme

Topic Links

Questions for the guild? Email

We are currently planning a future panel discussion focused on education, outreach and digital theater-making. The dates and times will be posted soon. Be sure to follow the OC Theatre Guild at to stay updated.

Thank you for all your support and your contribution to the vibrancy of the OC theater scene.


The OC Theatre Guild Board

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