SCT’s Mission Statement
We intend to create an artistically adventurous environment that attracts and excites diverse members of the community by providing an expanded understanding of life through the art of quality theatre.
What SCT is known for....
Sierra Classic Theatre emphasizes the "classics" (often Pulitzer-Prize or Tony-winning plays) because they are well-written, beautiful, thought-provoking works of art. They can stand alone in their impact. Our mission as a non-profit theater company is to give the community the opportunity to experience great theater in their own back yard.
Sierra Classic Theatre was founded in 1999. While we are primarily located in Mammoth Lakes, CA, we have also offered shows in the surrounding, Eastern Sierra communities. We are supported with volunteer effort, both on- and off-stage, and our primary financing for our productions is through our annual Murder Mystery dinner (a "local's favorite") in the Fall as well as with our generous donations.
SCT Gives back to it's community....
Part of SCT's mission is to give back to the community that supports us. One of the ways we have done this is to provide Donation Only Shakespeare at Sam's Woodsite for the past 7 consecutive years. This family friendly event invites everyone to attend. Our goal is to share The Bard's work with the masses regardless of socio-economic standing. Like the great Shakespeare festivals around the world this event can be attended for free and we simply ask for a donation to SCT if you can afford it.
On June 10, 2016 SCT gave it's FIRST EVER Scholarship Awards to Mammoth High School graduating seniors that showed a particular passion for storytelling and the dramatic arts. We gave $1500 total and awarded $500 to the following passionate and deserving seniors:
Kimberly O'Connell $500 Daniel Carleton $500 Trinity McKee $500
We continued this tradition in June, 2017 also giving $1500 to the following seniors:
Journey Whitfield $500 Michael Garrett Hallum $500 Victoria Patrie $500
In June, 2018. $1500 was give to the following two seniors:
Melanie Moyer $750 Hope Reeves $750
SCT will continue to support our graduating seniors of the future.
Play Reading Series....
Recently SCT introduced an informal play reading series. Members have an idea to read a new play, or an old play or a yet to be published play and we all figure out a night to read it out loud. Sometimes we will read it at someone's house and sometimes we will cast it, rehearse it and put it on as a staged reading in a theater. This is a great opportunity for actors that cannot commit the time it takes to be involved in a full production. It is also a way of coming together and providing a theater arts experience when a full production is possible. We hope to have these informal reading series on a bimonthly basis going forward. If you would like to be notified for our next reading or have a play you think should be read allowed please fill out the contact form below.
We will be doing a Staged Reading Series at The Edison Theater over MLK weekend.
Where is your theater?
Sierra Classic Theatre does not own a theater space. Rather, our seasonal productions take place at different venues throughout Mammoth Lakes. Be sure to check out information on all of our shows to find out where and when we will be performing.
SCT membership is offered to any person who has been in, involved in, volunteered, or donated to our company. We celebrate our members with an annual membership party in Mid-September, at a Mammoth Lakes Pizza parlor. The pizza and wine is on us.
2017-18 Board of Directors (aka The Court)
President (The Queen) ………. Allison McDonell Page
Vice President (Chancellor) ……….Charles Scatolini
Treasurer (Minister of Finance)………. Lesley-Anne Hoxie
Secretary (The Scribe)………. Liz Rose
Marketing (The Jester) ………. Michael Dostrow
Member of ‘The Court’ ………. Jim Marcotte
Member of "The Court"............Marlene Piper
Member of "The Court"..........Jarrett Jackson
Member of ‘The Court'………Jim Harnagal
Member of ‘The Court'………Maurice Cooper