All Arts Events

In-person Events Return This Fall!

We hope to welcome audiences back into our performance spaces beginning with the Fall 2021 Performance Season. Rest assured that patron safety remains a top priority, and we will remain responsive to any changes in state guidelines or CDC recommendations.

Return to this page in the coming months or Sign Up for Our Email List for more information as it becomes available.

Visit our Auditions Page for information about being a part of our dance, music and theatre productions.

Virtual Events
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Saddleback Ladies of Film Industry (LoFI)
Media Arts Festival

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Available Episodes

Episode 6: Movimiento (dance)
featuring artist and dancer Marina Magalhães

Episode 5: Creative Divergence
featuring artists Alvin Gregorio & Alejandra Abad

Episode 4: Autism, Education and Performing Arts
featuring Vanderbilt University Professor, Blythe A. Corbett

Episode 3: Centering Latinidad (dance)
featuring Dr. Irvin Manuel Gonzalez

Episode 2: A Mind Thing, Lakota Perspectives...
featuring artist, composer, and academic, Suzanne Kite

Episode 1: Persian/Jazz Improvisation
featuring the Sibarg Ensemble in concert


About the Open Diversity Arts Festival

As Saddleback College continues its work in addressing what it means to be an institution that truly embraces and honors diversity, the Open Diversity Arts Festival, sponsored by the Division of Fine Arts and Media Technology in partnership with the Associated Student Government, aims to educate, through demonstration, representation, and academic exchange, on a myriad of issues that are inherent to BIPOC Artist Scholars and their creative journeys.

Each episode of the Open Series will pair a Saddleback faculty member with a creative artist whose cultural background and artistic journey creates inspired artistic expression. We hope this series will educate and encourage the Saddleback College community as we strive to be a more knowledgeable, empathetic, and sensitive academic institution.

Explore past virtual events from our fall season:



The innovative virtual event series features inspirational, educational and entertaining programming for FREE to the public. Click the links below to view past Live at Home events:

Episode 1 - Music in Times of Turmoil
with Dean of Fine Arts and Music Instructor, Scott Farthing

Episode 2 - Gozando con Salsa "Savoring Salsa"
with Dance Instructor, Steve Rosa

Episode 3 - A Guided Tour of the Saddleback Art Gallery
 with Gallery Director and Art Instructor, Barbara Holmes

Episode 4 - Lockdown Jazz
with Music Instructors, Joey Sellers and Scott Farthing

Episode 5 - A Light in the Dark
with Lighting and Sound Designer, Tim Swiss

Episode 6 - Quarantine Choreography
with Professor of Dance and Dance Dept. Chair, Deidre Cavazzi

Episode 7 - Constructing a Song...
with Music Production Professor, Ariel Alexander

Episode 8 - Spinning Our Wheels
with Ceramics Instructor and Art Dept. Chair, Laura Haight

Episode 9 - Changing Women, Changing World
with Costume and Makeup Designer, Kate Bergh

Episdoe 10 - Audio Connections
with Faculty Radio Coordinator, Melodie Bergquist-Turori

Episdoe 11 - Theatre for an Immediate Future
with Theatre Arts Instructors, Shadi Ghaheri and Bill McGuire

Episdoe 12 - Bailando Bachata "Dancing Bachata"
with Dance Instructor, Steve Rosa

Episode 13 - Simplifying Performance to Gain Confidence
with Speech Instructor, Heidi Ochoa

Episode 14 - Thankful
with Saddleback Arts Faculty and Staff and Special Guests

Episode 15 - Essential Entertainment
featuring the Cinema/Television Program

Episode 16 - Necessary Expression
featuring Fine Arts students, faculty and staff

Episode 17 - Classical Keys
featuring Keyboard Studies Professor, Kirill Gliadkovsky


Upcoming Arts Events

  • August 24, 2021 - 6:00pm to August 25, 2021 - 6:00pm
    McKinney Theater (FA 301) By Appointment.
    Callbacks will take place at 6pm on August 26 & 27 by invitation only.

    Fall Productions:
    The Laramie Project (Oct. 29 - Nov. 7)
    or Devised Theatre Piece: Title TBA (Dec. 3 - 12)

    For details and to sign up, visit the Auditions Page.