218 N 7th St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601  541.884.5483

[ AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES ]

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.

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

Storybook Theater

Dr. Seuss Style, Grades K-3
Tuesdays 4 – 5pm / April 2 – May 14
Instructor: Amber Burger
Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

Go into the story of The Cat in the Hat. Some very fun, loving characters.

Students get to learn and perform a wonderful play and they will create and make their own prop to use for the show.

Musical Theater

Musical Theater 2.0, Grades K-3
Mondays 4 – 5pm / April 2 – May 14
Instructor: Tori Lancaster
Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

This offers students a continuation into musical theater, but great for beginner as well. The students will be learn music and dances from classic musical theater shows. They will then practice them to perform these numbers with costumes at the final showcase.

Musical Theater Showcase, Grades 3-8
Mondays 5 – 6pm / April 2 – May 14
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. They will then practice them to perform these numbers with costumes at the final showcase.

Musical Theater High School Style, Grades 8-12
Mondays 6 – 7pm / April 2 – May 14
Instructor: Tori Lancaster
Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

This offers students musical theater in a more mature atmosphere . The students will be learning music and  the teacher’s choreographed dances to classic and newer musical theater shows. They will then practice them to perform these numbers with costumes at the final showcase.

Creative Fundamentals

Intro to Improvisation, Grades 3-8
Mondays 4 – 5pm / April 2 – May 14
Instructor: Heather Sha
Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

Students explore how to perform without a script by delving into aspects of theater including movement, body language, voice technique, character creation, conflict, humor, and plot arc. Students will gain confidence by working together and becoming used to performing on the spot and creating their own characters, settings, and stories.

Get Your TECH On, Grades 8-12
Tuesdays 5 – 6pm / April 2 – May 14
Instructor: Amber Burger
Cost: $85, additional siblings are $50

Learn about what goes on behind the scenes. Costuming! Stage Manager! Lights and Sounds! Props and Sets! Students will get hands on experience of running a mini show in the Ragland Black Box Theater.

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[ MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS ]

Victoria (Tori) Lancaster 

Tori 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.

Amber Burger

Amber has 13+ 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.

Jeff Press

Jeff 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.

Heather Sha

Heather is a substitute teacher for grades K-12, and has been in love with theater since she was 8 years old. She continued acting in community theater productions and school plays through college. Last summer she was a counselor at the Ross Ragland’s Summer Youth Theater Day Camp. Since 2009 she has volunteered at the Linkville Theater as actor, director, stage manager, sound designer, and light and sound operator. In 2011 she co-founded Little Linkville, a local troupe who creates and performs three plays a year for children of all ages.

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