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.
After School Classes
Grades K-8 | Wednesdays | 4-5:15 p.
Sept. 20 - Nov. 8, 2017 | Showcase Nov. 15 @ 4:30p.
Instructors: Victoria Lancaster & Tara Cramer
Cost: $85 | Additional siblings $50
Does your little thespian like stories about bravery, adventure, princesses or fire-breathing dragons? Then our new afternoon adventure in Storybook Theater is the perfect fit! Students will work together to adapt a classic children's story into a play. Along the way, they'll learn the fundamentals of stage production including basic stage directions, character development, thematic setting, movement and singing. They'll huff and they'll puff and they'll have a ton of fun!
COMING SOON -Theater Appreciation
The RRT has teamed up with KCC to offer an introductory course to the world of theater, the various roles/jobs in theater and the different styles of theater. We will explore a couple different plays throughout the course as well as work toward a small performance at the end of the course. Students will learn introductory acting techniques and terms in a fun setting at the Ross Ragland Theater!
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.
Tara Cramer holds a BA in painting and printmaking from Western Oregon University and is the process of earning her Masters in Education from Southern Oregon University. When she is not in the classroom as a Youth StARTS teaching artist she can be found working as a substitute teacher for the Klamath County School District. When she can carve out time in her crazy schedule, Tara particpates both onstage and off in productions both here at the Ross Ragland and over at the Linkville Playhouse.
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.