The Ross Ragland Theater is excited to announce another season of theater classes to the youth of the basin. The classes are filled with theater games and socially engaging exercises intended to establish and strengthen skills used in the performing arts.


2017 Winter After School Classes

Mask_makingHeads or TALES

Ages  5–7 
Instructor: Tori Lancaster

This class will be journeying through beloved Folk Tales and Fairy Tales from various cultures.   Each student will play multiple characters within each story while using simple costumes and props to help tell those stories.   Participants will perform short memorized plays in the showcase performance.

Theater_class02What a character!

Ages: 8-10 
Instructor: Jeff Press

Character development is a fundamentally important component of acting.  Youth from all ages can benefit from understanding characterization.  In this class, we will experiment with various ways to develop and explore a character.  Class participants will also create their own unique characters.  Class will culminate with a showcase performance and demonstration of various character creations! 

Character_developmentFUNdamentals of Auditioning

Ages: 10-15 
Instructor: Sia Lewis

Have you ever wanted to be in a show, but the thought of the audition is just too scary? In this class we will learn the fundamentals of acting and auditioning through improvisation, monologues, and scene study.  We will explore and exercise our actor’s tool kit: voice, body, and imagination to discover how to put our best foot forward at the next audition!



All classes on Tuesdays, 6-7 pm
Classes will meet in the Cultural Center
Cost- $85, $50 for additional siblings

To Register: Download a registration form, fill in your child's information and then SAVE AS your child's name.  Email the completed form to our Arts Education director, Amanda Squibb, at

Registration form: ytc-winter-2017-r...orm.pdf

Meet our instructors 



Victoria (Tori) Lancaster studied Theater at Southern Oregon University and has a strong dance background.  Over the past several years she has done multiple theatrical productions, in various capacities at the RRT; including working for the Ragland’s Youth Theater program as a counselor (Alice in Wonderland, Jr., Peter Pan Jr. and The Little Mermaid Jr.).  She is also a Youth StARTS Artist in Residence teaching theatrical movement and dance to elementary children in the Klamath County Schools.  





Sia Lewis relocated to Klamath Falls this June from Michigan. She worked as a RRT summer camp counselor and also performed the role of Munkastrap in this summer’s community production of CATS.  Sia has a BA in Musical Theater from Oakland University in Rochester Michigan. Before moving to Klamath Falls she was the high school drama teacher and director at The Leelanau School in Glen Arbor Michigan.  She is so excited to work with The Ross Ragland Theater! 





Jeff Press is a director/ actor who has worked globally.  Before coming to Klamath he received his Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Directing in London at East 15 Acting School. Previously, Jeff received his Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from Eastern Oregon University and has also studied in Moscow, Bali, and Sydney.  In addition to teaching after school classes, Jeff is a teaching artist in our Youth StARTS program and was the stage manager for the Youth Summer Camp production of Willy Wonka, Jr.