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Youth Theatre Classes ~ September 3 – November 12, 2014

MF Fall 2014Dinah Smith will present an  Acting & Musical Theatre Combo class for students ages 10-14 (with experience or audition only) on Wednesdays from 3:45 – 5:15 p.m.  The series of ten classes will begin on September 3 and run through November 12, 2014.   The last class will include a fun and entertaining Show Case performance for family and friends.  Cost for the series is $200.00.  For more information or to register, please contact Dinah Smith at (858) 354-3241 or at dinahsmith@mac.com .

In class, students will:
~ Explore the Principles of Good Acting
~ Develop Believable Characters
~ Learn Audition Tips & Techniques
~ Create & Perform Scenes and Mini Plays
~ Learn & Perform Songs & Choreography from Broadway Musicals and Movies

 

 

 

Dinah Smith

Dinah Smith

 

Dinah Smith (Teacher / Coach, Choreographer / Director, Actor)
With a BA in Theatre and a Masters in Education, Dinah Smith has been involved in the entertainment industry and Theatre Arts Education as a teacher, director, choreographer, and performer since the 1970’s.

Locally, she was worked with Sierra Stages, LeGacy, Paul Emery, and Sandra Rockman.  Dinah teaches at Bitney Prep, Colfax Elementary, and Yuba River Charter School.

Most recently, Dinah directed the highly acclaimed premier holiday production of Sonja Weissman and The Miracle Play featuring 9 local youth performers.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Youth Theatre Camp ~ June 23 – June 26, 2014

Summer camps 2014The Miners Foundry Cultural Center and Dinah Smith will present an Acting / Musical Theatre Combo Summer Camp for kids ages 8-14 from June 12 through June 26, 2014 at the Miners Foundry.  Each day’s session will run from 9:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., with a special Showcase performance on Thursday at 12:30.  Tuition is $200.00 and includes all materials.  For information and registration, please contact Dinah at (858) 354-3241 or dinahsmith@mac.com.

Small class size and individual attention allows the students to:
~ Explore the Principles of Good Acting
~ Develop Believable Characters
~ Learn Audition Tips & Techniques
~ Create & Perform Scenes and Mini Plays
~ Learn and Perform Songs, Choreography, and Scenes from Broadway musicals and movies

 

Dinah Smith

Dinah Smith

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and a Masters degree in Education, Dinah Smith has been involved in the entertainment industry and theatre arts education since the early 1970′s.  Dinah has worked as a teacher, director, choreographer, and performer on stage, in film, and on TV as well as with a number of local theatre organizations.  Most recently, Dinah directed the highly acclaimed premier holiday production of Sonja Weissman and The Miracle Play, featuring 9 local youth performers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scenes from the 2013 Summer Youth Theatre Camp at the Miners Foundry

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Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County Theatre and Education communities.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Miners Foundry

Youth Theatre Camp ~ June 9 – June 13, 2014

Summer camps 2014The Miners Foundry Cultural Center and Dinah Smith will present an Acting / Musical Theatre Combo Summer Camp for kids ages 8-12 from June 9 through June 13, 2014 at the Miners Foundry.  Each day’s session will run from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., with a special Showcase performance on Friday at 12:15.  Tuition is $200.00 and includes all materials.  For information and registration, please contact Dinah at (858) 354-3241 or dinahsmith@mac.com.

Small class size and individual attention allows the students to:
~ Explore the Principles of Good Acting
~ Develop Believable Characters
~ Learn Audition Tips & Techniques
~ Create & Perform Scenes and Mini Plays
~ Learn and Perform Songs, Choreography, and Scenes from Broadway musicals and movies

 

Dinah Smith

Dinah Smith

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and a Masters degree in Education, Dinah Smith has been involved in the entertainment industry and theatre arts education since the early 1970’s.  Dinah has worked as a teacher, director, choreographer, and performer on stage, in film, and on TV as well as with a number of local theatre organizations.  Most recently, Dinah directed the highly acclaimed premier holiday production of Sonja Weissman and The Miracle Play, featuring 9 local youth performers.

 

 

 

 

 

Scenes from the 2013 Summer Youth Theatre Camp at the Miners Foundry

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Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County Theatre and Education communities.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Miners Foundry

Spring Youth Theatre Class ~ April 23 – May 28, 2014

MF spring 2014The Miners Foundry Cultural Center and Dinah Smith will present a spring series of Acting & Musical Theatre classes for students aged 8-13 from April 23 – May 28, 2014 at the Miners Foundry.  Each class will run from 3:45 – 5:15 p.m., with a special Showcase performance on May 28th at 4:45 p.m. Tuition is $120.00 and includes all materials.  For information and registration, please contact Dinah at (858) 354-3241 or dinahsmith@mac.com.

Small class size and individual attention allows the students to:
~ Explore the Principles of Good Acting
~ Develop Believable Characters
~ Learn Audition Tips & Techniques
~ Create & Perform Scenes and Mini Plays
~ Learn and Perform Songs, Choreography, and Scenes from Broadway musicals and movies

 

 

Dinah Smith

Dinah Smith

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and a Masters degree in Education, Dinah Smith has been involved in the entertainment industry and theatre arts education since the early 1970′s.  Dinah has worked as a teacher, director, choreographer, and performer on stage, in film, and on TV as well as with a number of local theatre organizations.  Most recently, Dinah directed the highly acclaimed premier holiday production of Sonja Weissman and The Miracle Play, featuring 9 local youth performers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County Theatre and Education communities.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Miners Foundry

Youth Theatre Classes ~ January 22 – April 9, 2014

Dinah Winter ClassMiners Foundry Cultural Center and Dinah Smith will present an Acting & Musical Theatre Combo Class for students ages 10-14.  Students will experience small classes and individual attention.  The series will run Wednesdays, January 22 through April 9, 2014 from 3:45 – 5:15 p.m.  For more information and to register, please contact Dinah Smith at (858)  354-3241 or dinahsmith@mac.com  .

Students will:
~ Explore The Principles of Good Acting and Character Development
~ Create and Perform Scenes and Mini Plays
~ Learn Audition Tips and Techniques
~ Learn Songs and Choreography from Broadway Musicals and Movies
~ Perform in a Showcase on the last day of class (family and friends welcome!)

 

Dinah Smith

Dinah Smith

 

With a BA in Theatre and a Masters in Elementary Education, Dinah Smith has been involved in the Entertainment Industry and Theatre Arts Education since the early 1970′s as a teacher, director, choreographer, and performer.  Locally, she has choreographed for Sierra Stages, LeGacy, and Paul Emery; directed for Yuba River Charter School; performed with LeGacy, and recently had 10 different roles in the CATS production of Journey to the West.  Dinah directed the highly acclaimed premiere holiday production of Sonja Weissman and The Miracle Play in December of 2013.

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Fall Youth Theatre Classes ~ September 10 through November 20, 2013

 

Miners Foundry Cultural Center and Dinah Smith will present Fall Youth Theatre classes for students ages 8-14.  Students will experience small classes and individual attention.  Classes will be offered on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons.  For more information and to register, please contact Dinah Smith at (858)  354-3241 or dinahsmith@mac.com  .

Students will:
~ Explore The Principles of Good Acting and Character Development
~ Experience Basic Character Dance Choreography in Musical Theatre
~ Learn Audition Tips and Techniques
~ Learn Songs and Choreography from Broadway Musicals and Movies
~ Perform in a Showcase on the last day of class (family and friends welcome!)

 

Dinah Smith

 

With a BA in Theatre and a Masters in Elementary Education, Dinah Smith has been involved in the Entertainment Industry and Theatre Arts Education since the early 1970’s as a teacher, director, choreographer, and performer.  Locally, she has choreographed for Sierra Stages, LeGacy, and Paul Emery; directed for Yuba River Charter School; performed with LeGacy, and recently had 10 different roles in the CATS production of Journey to the West.  Dinah is currently the choreographer for Lake Wildwood’s 70 girls 70 and is directing Sonja Weissman and The Miracle Play in December of 2013.

 

 

Photos from Summer Theatre Camp Showcase!

Youth Summer Theatre Camp ~ June 17 – 21, 2013 ~ 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ~ $195.00

Dinah Smith and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center will present a Youth Summer Theatre Camp for students ages 8-13.  The camp will run June 17 through June 21, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Cost is $195.00 (includes all materials such as scripts and handouts).  Class size is limited to maximize opportunities for individual attention.  The class will focus on Acting & Musical Theatre for Young Actors including Acting, Singing, Dancing, Improv, Theatre Games, plus a Show Case Performance on the last day of an original Musical.  For more information and to register, please contact Dinah at (858) 354-3241 or dinahsmith@mac.com .

Students will:
~ Explore the Principles of Good Acting and Character Development
~ Play Theatre Games & Practice Improv Techniques
~ Learn Audition Tips & Techniques
~ Learn & Perform Songs & Choreography from Broadway Musicals and Movies
~ Help Create & Develop an original script that ties together several musical theatre songs/dances learned in class.  Then perform the Musical Play  in a Show Case performance at the end of the week!

 

Dinah Smith

 

With a BA in Theatre and a Masters in Elementary Education, Dinah has been involved in the Entertainment Industry since early 1970 as a teacher, director, choreographer, and performer.  Locally, she was choreographer and stage manager for the highly acclaimed production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and for Paul Emery’s production of Our Town.  She has choreographed and appeared in Legacy’s production of A Christmas Story in 2011 and as Miss Adams in Miracle on 34th Street.  She teaches at Center Stage Dance, and directed Tom Sawyer and 12th Night at Yuba River Charter School.  Most recently, Dinah performed 10 different roles in the CATS production of Journey to the West at the Nevada Theatre.

 

 

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

Youth Theatre Classes with Dinah Smith ~ Wednesdays ~ April 10 – May 22, 2013

Dinah Smith and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center will present Youth Theatre Classes (ages 9-13) on Wednesdays from April 10 through May 22, 2013.  Two classes will be offered in a series of seven sessions.  Acting for Young Actors will be offered from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. and Musical Theatre: Acting, Singing, Dancingwill be offered from 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.  Cost is $85.00 for one class or $150.00 for both.  For more information and to register, please call (858) 354-3241 or email Dinah at dinahsmith@mac.com .

In both classes, students will explore the Principles of Good Acting and Character Development, play theatre games, and learn audition tips and techniques.  In Acting, students will also work scenes and monologues, create and perform improve scenes from fairy tales, cartoons and stories, and develop mini plays from classic tales and poetry.  In Musical Theatre, students will also learn and perform songs and choreography from Broadway Musicals and movies.  The last class will include a fun and entertaining Showcase for family and friends.

Dinah Smith

Dinah Smith (Teacher / Coach, Choreographer / Director, Actor)
With a BA in Theatre and a Masters in Elementary Education, Dinah has been involved in the entertainment industry since early 1970 as a teacher, director, choreographer, and performer.  Locally, she was choreographer and stage manager for the highly-acclaimed production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum in summer of 2011 and for Paul Emery’s production of Our Town in the fall of 2012.  She has appeared in Legacy’s productions of A Christmas Story as Miss Shields in 2011 and most recently as Miss Adams in Miracle on 34th Street.  She teachers at Center Stage Dance and directed Tom Sawyer and 12th Night at Yuba River Charter School.

 

 

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization.

Youth Acting Classes with Dinah Smith ~ Wednesdays, February 6 – March 13, 2013 ~ 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. ~ $75.00

Dinah Smith will present Youth Acting Classes for students ages 9-13 on Wednesdays from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. at the Miners Foundry.  The series of 6 classes will begin on February 6 and conclude on March 13, 2013.  The last class will include a fun and entertaining Showcase for family and friends.  Cost for the series is $75.00.  For more information and to register, please contact Dinah Smith at dinahsmith@mac.com or (858) 354-3241.

In class, students will:
~ Explore the Principles of Good Acting & Character Development
~ Create & Perform Improv Scenes from Fairytales, Cartoons, & Stories
~ Learn Audition Tips & Techniques
~ Play Theatre Games, work scenes & monologues

 

Dinah Smith

Dinah Smith (Teacher / Coach, Choreographer / Director, Actor)
With a BA in Theatre and a Masters in Elementary Education, Dinah has been involved in the entertainment industry since early 1970 as a teacher, director, choreographer, and performer.  Locally, she was choreographer and stage manager for the highly-acclaimed production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum in summer of 2011 and for Paul Emery’s production of Our Town in the fall of 2012.  She has appeared in Legacy’s productions of A Christmas Story as Miss Shields in 2011 and most recently as Miss Adams in Miracle on 34th Street.  She teachers at Center Stage Dance and directed Tom Sawyer and 12th Night at Yuba River Charter School.

 

 

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization.

Acting for Non Actors with Dinah Smith ~ January 9 – 30, 2013 ~ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. ~ $80.00

Dinah Smith

Dinah Smith will present Acting for Non Actors, a series of four classes on January 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2013.  The classes will run Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  The cost is $80.00 for the session.  A second series will run in February.

Whether you are simply curious about acting, being on stage, or simply want more ease, confidence, and control in your life, come join Dinah for a fun and entertaining exploration of the skills and exercises that actors engage in every day to be in charge of their life on stage.  This class is geared for people who want to explore acting for fun, self discovery, and self confidence.  Learn techniques to help you overcome self-consciousness and stage fright.  Participate in theatre games that will loosen you up and hep you become more confident.  Begin connecting with people in an authentic and meaningful way.  Acting skills are people skills.  There will be a small amount of self selected memorization required.

Dinah Smith is a local Director, Choreographer, Stage Manager, and Acting Teacher/Coach, and has been theatre-active for over 35 years.  SAG, AFTRA, MAT-Education, BFA-Fine Arts Drama.  For more information or to register, please call Dinah at (858) 354-3241, or email her at dinahsmith@mac.com .

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

 

Events

Youth Theatre Education Class

 

This Beginning/Intermediate class is designed to develop creativity, inspire appreciation and understanding for the dramatic arts, and establish life long communication skills. It is for students already passionate about theatre to further refine their skills, and for new students curious about the performing arts in theatre. Acting is taught through weekly instruction in musical theater choreography, scene work based in Asian Tales and Folklore and working as a group on a short original play based on the story scenes we create in class through improvisation. This work facilitates correct use of the voice, body, and face to express character.  At the end of the last class, students will perform a short showcase for family and friends. Students will also perform a sample of their “Play in progress” at the Chinese New Year Festival in Nevada City on Sunday Feb. 21st.  Presented by the Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra and the Miners Foundry.

 

Dinah Smith (Teacher/Coach, Choreographer/Director, Actor)

Dinah Smith

Dinah Smith

With a BA in Theatre, a Masters in Education, Dinah has been involved in the Entertainment Industry and Theatre Arts Education since the early 1970’s as a teacher, director, choreographer and performer.  Locally, she has worked with Sierra Stages, LeGacy, Paul Emery, CATS, Lake Wildwood, Placer Community Theatre and has taught classes for Yuba River Charter School, Bitney Prep, Colfax Elementary, Grass Valley Charter, The Center For The Arts and Miners Foundry.  She directed the highly acclaimed premier holiday drama of Sonja Weissman and The Miracle Play, in 2013 and 2014, featuring 9 local youth actors, ages 10-16.  She is currently directing 2 plays for the Nugget Fringe Festival 2016 and choreographing the Broadway Musical Revival of Godspell for Placer Community Theatre.

Acting & Musical Theatre Combo Class

Learn About Acting Through Musical Theatre (ages 8-13*)

Overview

This Beginning / Intermediate class is designed to develop creativity, inspire appreciation and understanding for the dramatic arts, and establish life long communication skills in a small group setting with individualized attention (maximum 12 students).

Class Dates

September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 12

Objectives

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Demonstrate how body language and facial expression affect communication
– Demonstrate basic vocal techniques, including projection, diction, and expression
– Define basic terms used in theatre including the actors’ basic tools
– Develop a character(s) and perform in a final class showcase combining all the skills learned in class
– Use their learned skills to audition for a future local play or musical if desired

Class Description

This weekly class is for students already passionate about theatre to further refine their skills, and for new students curious about the performing arts in theatre.  Experienced actors gain confidence and expertise as they become leaders in the class.  Beginning actors learn from their peers and have an opportunity to develop the craft in a group with support from their peers.  The class involves singing, musical theatre dancing, and acting.

Acting is taught through weekly instruction in musical theatre where all students are engaged in learning choreography and lyrics from Broadway songs appropriate for youth ages 8-13.  Students naturally learn about the actor’s tools of face, body, and voice as they learn material that involves the whole group in ensemble production numbers, and solo songs that students perform together that can later be used as solo audition pieces.  Students will also participate in “mini plays” developed from familiar stories and poems that encourage correct use of the voice and body to express character.  AT the end of the last class, students will perform a short showcase for family and friends.

Teacher Requests

Please adhere to the following rules:
– Attendance to all classes (especially the last class) is very important as choreography and blocking build each week towards the final showcase performance.  A missing actor is challenging to the group.  In the case of minor illness (no fever), I encourage the student to come and watch as opposed to staying home.  This supports the integrity of the ensemble and continuity of performing arts.
– Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move and dance in.  Girls wear shorts or tights  under skirts.
– Wear tennis shoes or dance shoes (jazz or ballet only).  Please no sandals, platforms, slip-ons, or boots.  Shoes should tie onto the feet or have an elastic band to hold them securely.
– Bring water.
– Arrive 5 minutes early.

*If space allows, younger children will be admitted to the class with previous experience.

Instructor

Dinah Smith (Teacher / Coach, Choreographer / Director, Actor)

Dinah Smith

Dinah Smith

With a BA in Theatre, a Masters in Education, and a California Certified Teacher, Dinah has been involved in the Entertainment Industry and Theatre Ats Education since the early 1970’s as a teacher, director, choreographer, and performer on stage, in film, and on TV.  She has worked professionally with children’s and community theatres throughout the Western United States.  Locally, she has worked with Sierra Stages, LeGacy, Paul Emery, Sandra Rockman, Lake Wildwood, Center Stage Dance, Quest Theatre Works, Nugget Fringe Festival, CATS, and Placer Community Theatre.  Dinah as taught Youth Theatre Classes and camps at the Miners Foundry, the Center for the Arts, Colfax Elementary, Yuba River Charter School, and Grass Valley Charter School.  She directed the highly acclaimed holiday family drama, Sonja Weissman and The Miracle Play, featuring 9 local youth ages 10-16 with a supporting adult cast.

 

Youth Theatre Class

Overview

This Beginning/Intermediate class is designed to develop creativity, inspire appreciation and understanding for the dramatic arts, and establish life long communication skills in a small group setting with individualized attention. (maximum 12 students)
(10 classes: Mondays 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM, $200.00)

Class Dates

February: 27; March: 6, 20, 27, April: 3,17, 24, May: 1,8,15

Objectives

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Demonstrate how body language and facial expression affect communication.
• Demonstrate basic vocal techniques, including projection, diction, and expression
• Define basic terms used in theatre including the actors basic tools.
• Develop a character(s) and perform in a final class showcase combining all the skills
learned in the class.
• Use their learned skills to audition for a future local play or musical if desired.

Class Description

This weekly class is for students already passionate about theatre to further refine their skills, and for new students curious about the performing arts in theatre. Experienced actors gain  confidence and expertise as they become leaders in the class. Beginning actors learn from their peers and have an opportunity to develop the craft in a group with support from their peers. The class involves singing, musical theatre dancing, and acting. Acting is taught thru weekly instruction in musical theater where all students are engaged in learning choreography and lyrics from Broadway songs appropriate for youth ages 8 – 13. Students naturally learn about the actor’s tools of face, body, and voice as they learn material that involves the whole group in ensemble  production numbers, and solo songs that students perform together that can later be used as solo audition pieces. Students will also participate in “mini plays” developed from familiar stories and poems that encourage correct use of the voice and body to express character. At the end of the last class, students will perform a short showcase for family and friends.

Teacher Requests

• Attendance to all classes (especially the last class) is very important as
choreography and blocking build each week towards the final showcase
performance. A missing actor is challenging to the group. In the case of minor
illness (no fever), I encourage the student to come and watch as opposed to
staying home. This supports the integrity of the ensemble and continuity of
performing arts.
• Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move and dance in. girls wear
shorts or tight under skirts
• Wear tennis shoes or dance shoes (jazz or ballet only). Please no sandals,
platforms, slip-ons, or boots. Shoes should tie onto the feet or have an elastic
band to hold them securely
• Bring water.
• arrive 5 minutes early.
* If space allows, younger children will be admitted to the class with pervious experience.

Dinah Smith

Instructor

Dinah Smith (Teacher/Coach, Choreographer/Director, Actor) With a BA in Theatre, a Masters in Education, and a California Certificated Teacher, Dinah has been involved in the Entertainment Industry and Theatre Arts Education since the early 1970’s as a teacher, director, choreographer and performer on stage, in film, and on TV. She has worked professionally with children’s and community theaters throughout the Western United States. Locally, she has worked with Sierra Stages, LeGacy, Paul Emery, Sandra Rockman, Lake Wildwood, Center Stage Dance, Quest Theatre Works, Nugget Fringe Festival, CATS, and Placer Community Theatre. Dinah has taught Youth Theatre Classes and camps at The Center For The Arts, Colfax Elementary, Yuba River Charter School, The Miners Foundry, and Grass Valley Charter School. She directed the highly acclaimed holiday family drama, Sonja Weissman and The Miracle Play, featuring 9 local youth ages 10 – 16 with a supporting adult cast, December 2014 and 2013, both at The Off Center Stage.

Sonja Weissman and the Atomic Secrets

 

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present Sonja Weissman and the Atomic Secrets on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.  Sonja Weissman and the Atomic Secrets,  written by Robin Wallace and directed by Dinah Smith, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

 

This new play-in-development, a sequel to Sonja Weissman and the Miracle Play takes place in both the past and the present during two New Year’s Eve celebrations in Ottawa, Canada.  At the beginning of the Cold War, Sonja and her friends become aware of a rapidly changing world, personally and politically, in ways that will impact the women they become.  Their reunion 70 years later brings startling new insights about what has happened in the intervening years.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation.  Advance tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or at the door.

Sierra Stages is a community theater which enriches the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone. Among our goals is to create an ongoing and viable community theater in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area.