Saturday, January 4, 2014

Sierra Rep to offer Youth Theatre Workshop for ages 4-18

Sierra Repertory Theatre Jr. starts the new year with its first Youth Theatre Workshop, a month of live theatre exercises, games, songs and dances led by new Education Director Ralph Krumins (Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Jason and the Argonauts).
Classes begin January 7 and continue every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through January 30, at which time participants will have the chance to put on their own performance. Ages 4-9 will meet from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., while ages 10-18 will meet from 4:30 p.m. to 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 For more information, contact Ralph Krumins by email at or by phone at 209-588-3002.
“These classes are a perfect opportunity for any age to experience theatre,” Krumins said. “Whether they are getting their first glance into the world of theatre, 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.