Youth-spotlight

 

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

Limited class sizes, call or email today to save a place!

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Grades K-3 | Mondays | 4 - 5 p.m. Jan. 22 - Mar. 12
Instructor: Amber Burger | Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

Students will perform a stage adaption of the beloved children's book. We will focus on essential acting technique such as; character development, voice work, stage directions, and presence. Students will also have the opportunity to create their own costume for the performance.

 
Fable Tales
Grades 3 - 8 | Mondays | 5 - 6 p.m. Jan. 22 - Mar. 12
Instructor: Amber Burger | Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

While exploring the elements of classic fables, students will collaborate to write one of their own. This new fable will be turned in to a script,and be performed at the showcase. This is an acting and writing class in one.

Fairytale Pantomime
Ages 4 - 5 | Tuesdays | 4 - 4:30 p.m. Jan. 23 - Mar. 13
Instructor: Tori Lancaster | Cost: $55, additional siblings are $40

Fairytale Pantomime is an introduction to theater. Students will learn how to portray a classic fairytale character without using word. They will get to learn about many elements of theater including props, costumes, and performance.

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Musical Theater Showcase
Grades K- 3 | Tuesdays | 4:30 -5:30 p.m. Jan. 23 - Mar. 13
Instructor: Tori Lancaster | Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

This offers students an introduction into musical theater. The students will be learn music and dances from classic musical theater shows.

 
Music Pantomimes
Grades 6 - 10 | Tuesdays | 4 - 5 p.m. Jan. 23 - Mar. 13
Instructor: Amber Burger | Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

Students will create their own scene based on music. We will focus on using the art of pantomime to clearly communicate our own stories, really developing miming skills. We will also explore interpreting music, and how music can enhance or detract from a staged performance.
 

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Creative Fundamentals

Ten/Two
Grades 6 -10 | Mondays | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22 - Mar. 12
Instructor: Tori Lancaster | Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

Ten/Two is a play composed of many scenes that all have the same theme the numbers 10 and 2. It is written for Jr. and High school students. This class will walk students through the audition process, blocking, memorizing, and performing a play.

 
 
Monster-sock-puppetsPuppet Making & Puppeteering
Grades 3 - 8 | Tuesdays | 5 - 6 p.m. Jan. 23 - Mar. 13
Instructor: Jeff S. Press | Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

Design & Make your own puppets and then create a story with those puppets to perform in the showcase.

 

 


Ross Ragland Theater and Klamath Community College are offering the opportunity to

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Meet Our Instructors 

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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.  

 

 

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Amber Burger has 13 plus years of theater experience both on stage and off. She has worked as a technician and production team member, as well as a performer, has given her a well-rounded knowledge of the theater.  Amber has worked with the Ross Ragland Youth Theater Day Camp for nine summers - including directing Willy Wonka in 2016.  She also served as the KU drama coach in 2016-17 - directing several plays there.  She loves sharing her knowledge and passion with children.

 

 

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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.