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Ordinary Days ~ Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ord Days Letter Sized Poster-page-001Sierra Stages and Miners Foundry will present Ordinary Days on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  Ordinary Days is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.  With music and lyrics by Adam Gwon, the show is directed by Sandra Rockman, with Ken Getz as musical director and features Jay Barker, Nancy Haffey, Jonathan Hansard, and Kim Wellman.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are a $10 suggested donation, and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or at the door.

From one of musical theatre’s most excited new composers comes this refreshingly honest, funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps.  When Deb loses her most precious possession, the notes to her graduate thesis, she unwittingly starts a chain of events that turns the ordinary days of four New Yorkers into something extraordinary as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love, and cabs.

 

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sierra stagesSierra 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.

 

 

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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.

 

Spring Acting Classes with Sandra Rockman

SandraRockman-300x199A series of Spring Acting Classes with Sandra Rockman will be presented March – May of 2015, in various locations. Classes offered in this series include:

“Truth in Acting” ~ Featuring Improv, Monologue, and scene work for the beginner or experienced actor in a safe, respectful environment.

“Instant Improv (Just Add Actor!)” ~ A Progressive series of improvisational exercises and games.

“Writing for the Theatre” ~ Create and craft a short play or a performance art piece in an intimate setting.

Class sizes will be limited.  Pre-registration is required.  For more information, call (530) 265-6514 or email sandrarockman@outlook.com.

Sandra Rockman has been active in local theatre since 1978.  She co-wrote and directed the recent production “Home for the Holidays”.  Sandra will also be directing an upcoming Sierra Stages Fall 2015 production of “Falsettos”.

 

 

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. 

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

Fall Acting Classes ~ October 6 – December 2, 2014

Sandra3Sandra Rockman and the Miners Foundry will present Truth in Acting, from October 6 through December 2, 2014.  The fall acting classes will feature improv, monologue and scene work, and will be tailored for all levels of acting experience in a safe, respectful environment.

Two class options are available, Monday evenings from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. and Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.  Cost for the series is $180.00.

Class sizes will be limited.  Pre-registration is required.

For information about these and other workshops, as well as private consults for all writing and/or theatrical projects, call (530) 265-6514 or email sandrarockman@outlook.com.

 

Sandra Rockman has been involved with the local theatre scene since 1978.  She recently directed a Sierra Stages / Miners Foundry co-sponsored “Theatre By the Book” reading of Souvenir.  She is a co-writer with Kenny Miele and Trish Adair of the upcoming Home for the Holidays, which will feature a cast of humans and puppets, and will be performed at Synthetic Unlimited beginning late November.

 

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. 

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

Souvenir ~ Wednesday, April 16, 2014

mf_playseries_souvenirThe Miners Foundry and Sierra Stages will present an informal play reading of Souvenir, by Stephen Temperly on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Miners Foundry.   Directed by Sandra Rockman, Souvenir is the second installment of the second season of Theater By The Book, a series of informal play readings.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be available for purchase along with a no host bar.  Tickets are a $10.00 suggested donation and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

The true story of Florence Foster-Jenkins: a New York socialite whose tin ear couldn’t keep her off the stage at Carnegie Hall. Seen through the eyes of her beloved accompanist, Souvenir is a touching and comic tribute to Ms. Jenkins’ deep love of music and complete lack of talent.

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sierra stagesSierra Stages is a community theater enriching the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone.

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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 community.

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

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Spring Acting Classes with Sandra Rockman

SandraRockman-300x199Sandra Rockman will present a series of Spring Acting Classes from April 7 through June 3, 2014 at the Miners Foundry.

“Truth in Acting” will be offered in two sessions, Monday evenings from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. or Tuesday days from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.  “Truth in Acting” features improv, monologue, and scene work for the beginner or experienced actor in a safe, respectful environment.  Cost is $180.00.

“Instant Improv (Just Add Actor!)” will be offered Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  “Instant Improv” is an 8 week series in improvisational exercises, fun and games.  Cost is $150.00.

“Sandra creates a safe atmosphere of trust in which students can freely explore their creativity without fear.”  ~ J. Miller

Class size will be limited.  Pre-registration is required.  For information about these and other workshops, as well as private consults for all writing and/or theatrical projects, call Sandra at (530) 265-6514.

Sandra Rockman has been involved with local theater since 1978.  She will be directing a Sierra Stages / Miners Foundry co-sponsored Theater By the Book reading of “Souvenir” by Stephen Temperly at 7: 30p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

 

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Anna Christine Photography

 

 

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. 

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

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Winter Acting Classes with Sandra Rockman

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“Sandra creates a safe atmosphere of trust in which students can freely explore their creativity without fear.”  ~ J. Miller

Sandra Rockman will present three different  acting classes for her Winter 2014 series at the Miners Foundry:

 

 

“Truth in Acting”
Tuesdays ~ 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ~ January 7 – March 4, 2014 ~ $180
Featuring improv, monologue, and scene work for the beginner or experienced actor in a safe, respectful environment

“The Heart of Performance Art”
Mondays ~ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ~ January 6 – February 24, 2014 ~ $160
Craft a skilled performance of your own monologue

“Instant Improv (Just Add Actor!)”
Wednesdays ~ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ~ January 8 – February 26, 2014 ~ $160
An 8 week series in improvisational exercises, fun and games

Sandra Rockman is an actress and playwright currently producing Sonja Weissman and the Miracle Play, an original play by Robin Wallace.

Class size will be limited.  Pre-registration is required.  For information about these and other workshops,  as well as private consults for all writing and/or  theatrical projects, call (530) 265-6514 or email sandrarockman@sbcglobal.net

Anna Christine Photography

Anna Christine Photography

 

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.

Miners Foundry

Fall Acting Classes with Sandra Rockman

Sandra Rockman and the Miners Foundry will present a series of Acting Classes this fall.

“TRUTH IN ACTING” will feature improv, monologue, and scene work for the beginner or experienced actor in a safe, respectful environment.  Two class options will be offered, Mondays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  The series begins Monday, September 30, 2013 and runs through Tuesday, November 26, 2013.  The cost for one 9 week session is $180.00.

“THE HEART OF PERFORMANCE ART” will feature writing individual monologues and crafting a skilled performance.  The eight week session runs from Monday, September 30 through Monday, November 18, 2013, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  The cost for this session is $160.00.

“Sandra creates a safe atmosphere of trust in which students can freely explore their creativity without fear.”  ~ J. Miller

Class sizes will be limited.  Pre-registration is required.  For information about these and other workshops, as well as private consults for all writing and/or theatrical projects, call (530) 265-6514 or email sandrarockman@sbcglobal.net .

Sandra Rockman has been involved with the local theatre scene since 1978.  She is an actress, playwright, and has directed more than 25 productions, including the recent classic, “Our Town” at the Nevada Theatre.

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.

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“Short Shorts 2”, An Actors’ Showcase ~ Thursday, June 13, 2013 ~ 6:30 p.m. Doors / 7:00 p.m. Show ~ $10.00

Sandra Rockman will present “Short Shorts 2”, an Actor’s Showcase on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the Miners Foundry. “Short Shorts 2” will feature scenes and monologues from contemporary works performed by actors in Sandra Rockman’s “Truth in Acting” Workshops.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The evening will also feature a no host bar.

Tickets are $10.00 and will be available at the door.  For more information, please contact Sandra at sandrarockman@sbcglobal.net .

 

 

 

 

Sandra Rockman has been involved with the local theatre scene since 1978.  She is an actress, playwright, and has directed more than 25 productions, including the recent classic, “Our Town” 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.

The 24 Hour Plays ~ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 ~ 6:30 p.m. Doors / 7:00 p.m. Show ~ $15.00

The Miners Foundry with Sands Hall will present The 24 Hour Plays on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.  When a team of actors, writers, directors, and producers are given just 24 hours to create, rehearse, and tech six short original plays, culminating in an off-book performance to a live theatre audience, the experience is unbelievably stimulating.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the performance will run from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  A no-host bar will be available.  Tickets are $15.00 and are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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Time and time again, going through the creative process gives rise to an enormous feeling of accomplishment, stronger creative relationships, and a renewed sense of self-confidence.  Writers overcome writers’ block, actors overcome stage fright, directors gain the confidence to take control of the rehearsal room quickly and assertively, and producers find the ability to hold their nerve in the shortest tech and rehearsal process known to man.

The 24 Hour Company

6 Writers.  6 Directors.  20 Actors.  6 Plays.  24 Hours.

 

The Producer

Sands Hall, writer, director, actor, and musician thanks you for supporting live theatre and performance!

 

 

The Playwrights

Gary Wright is a writer/actor who has lived in western Nevada County for about 20 years.  Several of his plays have been produced locally including Evermore, Dracula, The Diary of a Forty-Niner, and others.

 

Kim Culbertson writes novels for teens and teaches at Forest Charter School.  She lives in Nevada City with her husband and eight-year old daughter.  The last time she stayed up all night was in college to write a paper on Siddhartha (apparently you can step in the same river twice).

 

Sandra Rockman has been active in Nevada County theatre since 1978 as an actor, director, and playwright.  She recently directed Thornton Wilder’s Our Town at the Nevada Theatre and teaches workshops in acting, playwrighting, and improvisation.

 

Robin Wallace is the author of Sonya Weissman and the Miracle Play (staged reading by Legacy in 2008).  Her new play about the Josiah Royce Family in Grass Valley (1862 – 1866) entitled Beyond Our Mountains will be given a reading during the Royce Society Conference in Grass Valley, August 16-18, 2013.

 

Maggie McKaig, accordionist for Gypsy jazz quartet Beaucoup Chapeaux, has written bushels of songs, baskets of stories, and handfuls of plays, along with raising two sons and directing 60 youth theatre productions (in her spare time).

 

As an actor/director, Sharon Winegar has worked with the Berkeley Rep, Sacramento Theatre Company, Sonoma County Rep, Foothill Theatre Company, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Napa Valley, and the Gorky Theatre in Vladivostok.  She is a novice playwright.

 

The Directors

With no degrees from anywhere, Jimmy McCammon has been acting, directing, and writing plays for over 10 years.  He is the General Manager of Synthetic Unlimited, Northern California’s alternative production company.

 

Susan Mason has directed locally for Sierra Stages, including I Want It All and Assassins; I Hate Hamlet for LeGacy Productions; and most recently, Alice in Wonderland for Quest Theaterworks.

 

Lynne Collins directs for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and was an Affiliate Artist with the Foothill Theatre Company from 1990 – 2009.  She studied with Stella Adler and holds a Masters degree in English literature.

 

Carolyn Howarth has directed many productions in many venues, and is delighted to participated in the 24 Hour Play Festival.  When not on the road, she makes her home in Grass Valley.

 

Mary Baird has worked for over 30 years in the world of theatre on and off Broadway, nationally, regionally, and locally as an actor, production stage manager, properties assistance and dresser.  She is pleased to return to California and work on this amazing project as a director.

 

Celebrating her second year in Nevada City, Jac Royce most recently directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Sierra Stages.  She’s currently trying to get the band back together for a staged reading of Luis Valdez’ Zoot Suit.

 

The Actors

Grace Fae is a Yale-trained singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress.  She has recently begun directing and producing with Synthetic Unlimited, and is excited about theater in Nevada County in 2013!

 

Drue Mathies was last seen on the local stage in Ewing Ventures production of Harold and Maude.  He was neither Harold or Maude…

 

 

Jeffrey Mason’s acting repertory includes Cassius in Julius Caesar for the Kern Shakespeare Festival, Master Ford in the Merry Wives of Windsor, the title role in Pirandello’s Henry IV, and Danforth in The Crucible.

 

Lois Ewing is an actor/producer with Quest Theaterworks and Ewing Ventures.  Local theatre credits include How I Learned to Drive, The Full Monty, Last Lists of My Mad Mother, Next to Normal, and Sealed For Freshness.  Lois is working on a script for performance in the fall with John Deaderick and Trish Adair.

 

Isaias Acosta works as a Crisis Interventionist at a facility serving emotionally disturbed teens.  The most recent 3 productions Isaias has been involved with are The Music Man, Assassins, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

 

Micah Cone has been acting in Nevada County for the last 21 years.  He is currently the Vice President of Synthetic Unlimited, and he encourages you to check out their website for details!

 

Kim Wellman has been acting and singing in the local theatre community for the past eight years.  She was last seen as the Jade Empress in the CATS production Journey to the West.

 

Ariana Rampy studied theater at The Foothill Theatre Company, Whitman College, and the Michael Chekhov Acting  Studio in New York City.  She currently teaches drama at Yuba River Charter School and makes the beet salads at New Moon Cafe.

 

Lindsay Dunckel has been acting since first grade, when she played the donkey in The Bremertown Musicians.  Lately she has appeared as Mrs. Gibbs in Our Town at the Nevada Theatre and in Ruth Ghio’s one woman show, Reflections.

 

Tinley Ireland is excited to give this day whatever the theatre has in store.  She was most recently seen as Helena in Sierra Stages’ production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Thanks to Caitie, her favorite playwright.

 

Diane Fetterly, founder of The Foothill Theatre Company, and a theatre artist for 50 years, has acted in, directed, and designed over 250 productions.  The recipient of numerous Elly awards, she’s also been honored with Nevada County Volunteer of the Year, Dr. Leland & Sally Lewis Performing Arts Award, Nevada County Chapter AAUW Woman of the Year, and the May Martin Goyne Outstanding Entrepreneur Award.

T.E. Wolfe has appeared in 15 local theatre productions over the past seven years, despite repeated claims that “This one is the last!”  Recent 2012 excurisions include Sierra Stages’ Death of a Salesman, Ewing Ventures’ Harold and Maude, and for LeGacy Productions, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)24 Hour Plays really is his last.  Unless he changes his mind.

Corinne Gelfan comes to Nevada County from Hollywood.  Professionally her career spans a plethora of experiences from folk singing in coffee houses to dramatic and musical theater, television, and numerous commercials.

 

 

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.

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Truth in Acting with Sandra Rockman ~ Spring 2013 Series ~ April 8 – May 27, 2013

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Sandra Rockman and the Miners Foundry will present Truth in Acting, Spring 2013 Series from April 8 through May 27, 2013.  Two class options are available, Monday evenings from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. and Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.  Cost for the series is $160.00.

Whether you harbor a secret desire to perform or you are already active with area companies, Sandra will safely guide you to a richer level of awareness and ability to inhabit your character on stage. Students will learn:
~ Basics of Improvisation
~ Find and refine your perfect audition monologue
~ Become skilled at scene work
~ Set meaningful, actable objectives
~ Enhance your creative spontaneity

Class sizes will be limited.  Pre-registration is required.  For information about these and other workshops, as well as private consults for allw riting and/or theatrical projects, call (530) 265-6514 or email sandrarockman@sbcglobal.net .

Sandra Rockman has been involved with the local theatre scene since 1978.  She is an actress, playwright, and has directed more than 25 productions, including the recent classic, “Our Town” 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.

“Instant Improv” (Just Add Actor) ~ Saturday, February 16, 2013 ~ 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. ~ $40.00

Sandra Rockman will present “Instant Improv” (Just Add Actor) on Saturday, February 16, 2013.  The workshop will run from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., and cost is $40.00.  Students will learn improvisation for stage and life.

Improvisation is a wonderful tool that can be as useful for the business meeting or the classroom as it is for the stage.  Come and experience the power of joy-in-the-moment.  The exercise and games are great for all levels and ages.

Sandra Rockman has been involved with the local theater scene since 1978.  She is an actress, playwright, and has directed more than 25 productions, including the recent Paul Emery production of the classic Our Town at the Nevada Theatre.

Class size will be limited.  Pre-registration is required.

For information about this and other workshops, as well as private consultations for all writing and/or theatrical projects, email Sandra at sandrarockman@sbcglobal.net or call (530) 265-6514.

This workshop has been co-sponsored by the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.   The Mission of the nonprofit Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   

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