Scripps Presents Announces Spring 2024 Season

Scripps Presents Spring 2024 Poster

Scripps Presents returns with a new season of big names, thoughtful conversations, and interactive performances. Along with our popular Levitt on the Lawn and @Noon Lunchtime series, our spring 2024 lineup features three new miniseries that explore film; politics and activism; and sports and wellness. These include “Lights, Camera, Action!,” “Mind-Body-Spirit,” and “Campaign for Change” programming, with acclaimed screenwriter, director, and producer Jessica Bendinger; paralympic athlete and founder of the Born to Run Foundation Noelle Lambert; and PhD candidate at Stanford University and biological oceanographer combating climate change Stephanie Lim.

“We’re thrilled to continue pushing the boundaries of what Scripps Presents offers our audiences,” said Marcy Robinson, director of events and conference services. “This season is a testament to our commitment to inclusive, insightful programming that sparks excitement and engages our community.”

Additionally, Scripps Presents is excited to feature an ABBA Tribute Band during Family Weekend, performing top hits from the 70s and 80s; Jenny Turner, executive producer of the Herstory podcast, a Telly award-winning audio fiction series; Myriam J. A. Chancy, author of the What Storm, What Thunder, which was named a “Best Book of 2021” by NPR, Kirkus, Library Journal, the Boston Globe, and the Globe and Mail; Mary-Alice Daniel, author of A Coastline Is an Immeasurable Thing: A Memoir Across Three Continents, which was People’s Book of the Week and one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Nonfiction Books of the Year; and finally, Levitt on the Lawn’s Middle Class Party, an immersive performance headed by Grammy award–winning, Grammy-nominated Philly native drummer Kendall Lewis.

This season will also highlight events led by members of the Scripps community. Sarah Balderston ’18, a bioengineering PhD student at Caltech and a National Science Foundation graduate student research fellow, will participate in this year’s conversations in STEM and Madeleine Nakamura, author of queer fantasy fiction whose debut novel Cursebreakers, released in September 2023, earned a Kirkus Star and a starred review from Independent Book Review.

Some events will have a cost for admission. All programs will have free tickets reserved for Scripps students and a limited number of free tickets reserved for Claremont Colleges students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional information about Scripps Presents, including tickets and event times, is available on the College’s Eventbrite page.