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Readers Theater

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Tim O’Connor’s Readers Theater on Sunday, October 2, 2022.  The performance includes intimate cabaret table seating for 2-4 patrons.  The Miners Foundry features a no host full bar and snacks available for purchase.  Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 4:00 p.m.

Readers Theater is a benefit for the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, with the cast generously donating their time for this special event.

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  • $15 | Cabaret Table Seating | 1-4 Patrons / Table | Groups May Be Combined To Form Full Tables

Tickets available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office:
325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
(530) 265-5040

Readers Theater

Directed by Gaylie Bell-Stewart in the tradition established by Tim O’Connor, this performance of Readers Theater will focus on the Best American Short Stories of the 1970s by Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Brautigan, Donald Barthelme, Olivia Davis, and Sylvia Plath.

The afternoon will feature performances by Sandra Rockman, Lindsay Dunckel, Jon Blinder, Kimberly Ewing, and Gaylie Bell-Stewart herself, generously donating their time for this special event.

Readers Theater has been called Story Time for Grown Ups or Theatre of the Mind, and gained popularity during World War II when large stage plays were too expensive to produce.

Using minimal props, the actor and your imagine illustrate the story.

Safety Procedures

The health and safety of our guests, staff and community is the highest priority at the Miners Foundry. Beginning April 1, 2022, there are no safety protocols for Miners Foundry presented, indoor, public events.  Policies are subject to change.  The global outbreak of COVID 19 remains a continually developing situation and the patience and flexibility of all is greatly appreciated.  Please visit Safety for more information or FAQs.

Contact Info

Please contact the Box Office at [email protected] with questions.

Readers Theater

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The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Tim O’Connor’s Readers Theater on May 1, 2022.  The performance includes intimate cabaret table seating for 2-4 patrons.  The Miners Foundry features a no host full bar and snacks available for purchase.  Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 4:00 p.m.

Readers Theater is a benefit for the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, with the cast generously donating their time for this special event.

Get Tickets!

  • $15 | Cabaret Table Seating | 1-4 Patrons / Table
  • Tickets available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office:
    325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
    Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
    (530) 265-5040

Readers Theater

Directed by Gaylie Bell-Stewart in the tradition established by Tim O’Connor, this performance of Readers Theater will focus on the Best American Short Stories of the 1960s by Margaret Shipley, Jack Gilchrist, Jon Bart Gerald, and Norma Klein.

The afternoon will feature performances by Sandra Rockman, Jon Blinder, Kimberly Ewing, and Gaylie Bell-Stewart herself, generously donating their time for this special event.

Readers Theater has been called Story Time for Grown Ups or Theatre of the Mind, and gained popularity during World War II when large stage plays were too expensive to produce.

Using minimal props, the actor and your imagine illustrate the story.

Safety Procedures

The health and safety of our guests, staff and community is the highest priority at the Miners Foundry. Beginning April 1, 2022, there are no safety protocols for Miners Foundry presented, indoor, public events.  Policies are subject to change.  The global outbreak of COVID 19 remains a continually developing situation and the patience and flexibility of all is greatly appreciated.  Please visit Safety for more information or FAQs.

Contact Info

Please contact the Box Office at [email protected] with questions.

Readers Theater

GET TICKETS!

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Tim O’Connor’s Readers Theater on January 9, 2022.  The performance includes intimate cabaret table seating for 2-4 patrons.  The Miners Foundry features a no host full bar and snacks available for purchase.  Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 4:00 p.m.

Get Tickets!

  • Proof of full vaccination required for entry.  Digital proof may be obtained here.
  • Masks are required indoors except when eating or drinking.
  • Negative COVID 19 tests will not be accepted for this event.
  • Click here to see FAQs regarding current safety protocols.
  • $15 | Cabaret Table Seating | 1-4 Patrons / Table
  • Tickets available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office:
    325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
    Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
    (530) 265-5040

Readers Theater

Directed by Gaylie Bell-Stewart in the tradition established by Tim O’Connor, this performance of Readers Theater will focus on the Best American Short Stories of the 1950s by Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Mavis Gallant, and Roger Angell.

The afternoon will feature performances by Sandra Rockman, Jon Blinder, Kimberly Ewing, and Gaylie Bell-Stewart herself, generously donating their time for this special event.

Readers Theater has been called Story Time for Grown Ups or Theatre of the Mind, and gained popularity during World War II when large stage plays were too expensive to produce.  Using minimal props, the actor and your imagine illustrate the story.

 

 

Safety Procedures

The health and safety of our guests, staff and community is the highest priority at the Miners Foundry.

  • Proof of full vaccination required for entry.  Digital proof may be obtained here.
  • Negative COVID 19 tests will not be accepted for this event.
  • Masks are required indoors except when eating or drinking.
  • Click here for FAQs regarding current Safety Protocols.

Contact Info

Please contact the Box Office at [email protected] with questions.

 

Marjorie Prime

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Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present Marjorie Prime on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.  Marjorie Prime,  written by Jordan Harrison and directed by Sandra Rockman, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie has a handsome new companion programmed to help her recount the distant, fading memories of her life.  What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the choice?

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.  Tickets are also available at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

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.

Reader’s Theatre

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The Miners Foundry will present Reader’s Theatre on Sunday, April 29, 2018.  Reader’s Theatre has been called Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mind, and gained popularity during World War II when large stage plays were too expensive to produce.  Using minimal props, the actor and your imagination illustrate the story.  Immediately following the production, friends will gather to remember Reader’s Theatre Director, Tim O’Connor.

This installment of Reader’s Theatre will feature Bruce Kelly, Sandra Rockman, Gaylie Bell Stewart, and Dru Mathies.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10.00 and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch C0-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

 

Spring Acting Classes with Sandra Rockman

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

“Truth In Acting” ~ $180

Monday Evenings | March 21 – May 16, 2016 | 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday Daytime | March 22 – May 17, 2016 | 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Featuring improv, monologue & scene work tailored for the beginner or experienced actor in a safe, respectful environment.

“Instant Improv” ~ $140

Wednesday Evenings | March 30 – May 11, 2016 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

A progressive series of improvisational exercises and games.

“Writing The Script” ~ $120

Tuesday Evenings | March 22 – April 26

Whether writing a play script, screenplay, or performance art piece, this class will take you through the basics and beyond.

 


 

Sandra Rockman has been active in local theatre since 1978. She directed “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and the classic “Our Town”, as well as the recent Sierra Stages’ production of “Falsettos”.  Her original plays have been produced in Sacramento, San Francisco, and locally.

Class sizes will be limited.  Workshop times & locations vary.  Pre-registration is required.  For information, call (530) 265-6514 or email [email protected]

Workshops are co-sponsored by the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

The Road to Mecca

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Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present The Road to Mecca on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.  The Road to Mecca, written by Athol Fugard and directed by Sandra Rockman, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

The Road to Mecca tells the story of an eccentric elderly artist facing  mounting pressure to abandon her independent life for a church retirement home.  Out of desperation, she calls upon her only confidant, a fiery young teacher from Cape Town.  When the village minister arrives to coax out her decision, the three enter a blazing showdown that pits conformity against free expression… faith in community against faith in oneself.

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.

 

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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.

Spring Acting Classes

March – May, 2015 in various locations

A series of Spring Acting Classes with Sandra Rockman. 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 [email protected].

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”.

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 [email protected].

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 [email protected].

 

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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