Sierra Repertory Theatre Junior starts the new year with its first Youth Theatre Workshop, a month of live theater exercises, games, songs and dances led by new education director Ralph Krumins (“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” and “Jason and the Argonauts”).
Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 7 and continue every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Jan. 30, at which time participants will have the chance to put on their own performance.
Ages 4-9 will meet from 4-4:45 p.m., while ages 10-18 will meet from 4:30-6 p.m. Sierra Rep will hold all rehearsals and performances at the rehearsal annex next to the East Sonora Theatre.
To download an enrollment form visit sierrarep.org/education.html.
For more information contact Ralph Krumins by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 209-588-3002.
“These classes are a perfect opportunity for any age to experience theater,” Krumins said. “Whether they are getting their first glance into the world of theater or they are a seasoned veteran of the stage, each student will find skills, exercises and experiences valuable to their training. This is also a great opportunity for me to get to know the students and find out what they are interested in performing/creating for their new youth program.”
Krumins holds a degree in integrated studies in music and theater and recently returned from South Korea, where he developed youth programming as part of a language school.
He also spent three years creating and running a very successful children’s program for Great Plans Theatre in his native Kansas.
He is eager to build SRT’s first children’s program, a new initiative part of Sierra Rep’s upcoming 35th anniversary season.