Leadership

Scott Viets

Scott Viets *

Executive Producer

Scott Viets is Sierra Rep’s Executive Producer. He has directed over 60 shows for SRT since his arrival in 2002. As a director, his SRT favorites include The Wizard of Oz, Intimate Apparel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Christmas Story, All My Sons, Shipwrecked, The Robber Bridegroom, and The Glass Menagerie. Thank you for supporting live theatre and continuing (or beginning) your journey with us!

Jerry Lee

Jerry Lee *

Artistic Director

Jerry Lee is Sierra Rep’s Artistic Director. He’s appeared in the SRT productions of Elf The MusicalShrek The Musical, Camelot, Cabaret, Route 66, Intimate Apparel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Man of La Mancha, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s State Fair, and The Drowsy Chaperone. As an actor: I Love You…Change, Forbidden Broadway (California Musical Theatre); Life Could Be a Dream, A Christmas Carol (CenterREP); A Little Princess, The Fantasticks (Sacramento Theatre Company); West Side Story (Mountain Play); Orlando, An Iliad, A Tale of Two Cities (SacImpulse Theatre). As a director: Dogfight, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Steel Magnolias, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka KIDS, I Love You…Change, The Wizard of Oz, Holiday Jukebox, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Robber Bridegroom (SRT); I Love You…Change (STC). Lee began his association with Sierra Rep in 2010 when he stepped in as a replacement in Guys and Dolls.

In 2019, Lee created SRT in Schools, a touring program that brings live professional theatre to Tuolumne County schools free of charge.

Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown

Managing Director

Ruth began her associations with SRT as the Ticket Services Manager in 2020. Ruth grew up locally and own and operated a company that recruited physicians, set up medical practices, managed medical practices. Her company assisted healthcare providers up and down the state of California. Ruth holds advanced degrees in Business Administration, Project Management, and Human Resources. In her spare time, she is an avid golfer enjoys spending time watching the wonderful shows created by Sierra Rep.

* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
† indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)

Administration

Jackie Thompson

Jackie Thompson

Artistic Associate

Jackie is thrilled to be returning to SRT once again! She has most recently been seen in SRT’s production of Cinderella as Charlotte. Jackie is a graduate of PCPA and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Cornish College of the Arts. Favorite credits include: Cinderella, Sunday in the Park with George, Elf, Shrek, and The Wizard of Oz (Sierra Rep); Men on Boats (Cornish College); Freaky Friday (PCPA). Jackie would like to thank her friends and family for their constant love and support.

Brenda O'Brien

Brenda O’Brien *

Artistic Associate

Brenda O’Brien began her theater career in San Diego, where she was seen as Judas in Godspell, Louise in Gypsy, Nicki in Sweet Charity, and Viola in Twelfth Night (to name a few). She received awards for her roles as Ouisa in Six Degrees of Separation, Joan in Dames at Sea, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, and Electra in Gypsy. Brenda then went on to perform as Svetlana in the 1st National tour of Chess. Soon after she began portraying Carmen San Diego on the PBS television show and video games. In addition to acting, Brenda is an accomplished make-up artist and hairdresser for TV, Film, and Theater. She received her 25 years on Broadway pin in 2019 for her work on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables, Jekyll & Hyde, and Disney’s The Lion King. SRT Audiences might remember her as Tanya in Mamma Mia (2018), or as Tootie in Meet Me in St. Louis (2021). So glad to be back!

Camryn Elias

Camryn Elias *

Artistic Associate

Camryn is thrilled to return to SRT this season as an Artistic Associate! Previous SRT credits include: Sunday in the Park with George (Dot/Marie), Cinderella (Ella), Jersey Boys (Mary Delgado), and Elf (Jovie). Camryn has had the pleasure to perform at several regional houses including Casa Mañana and Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre. Camryn received her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Arizona. She would like to thank her friends, family, and SRT for their endless love and support. Enjoy the show!

Roni Zimmerman

Roni Zimmerman

Company Manager

Kaitlyn Smith

Kaitlyn Smith

Administrative Assistant

* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
† indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)

Development

Kevin Heath

Kevin Heath

Development Manager

Kevin Heath (Buster; u/s Paul Sheldon) is immensely grateful to return to the SRT stage! Previous SRT credits include Clue (Mr. Green), Elf The Musical (Santa/Greenway), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Grimsby), and Agatha Christie’s Murder on The Orient Express (Michel). His acting career started in New York and Boston before moving to California where he co-founded Limelight Actors Theater. Bay Area production credits include The Velocity of Autumn (Chris)The Outgoing Tide (Jack), and The 39 Steps (Hannay). Kevin is the Manager of Development Operations at SRT and is beyond grateful for his rock, Alan.

Brooke Battle

Brooke Battle

Development Coordinator

I’m Brooke Battle – a creative soul dedicated to cultivating community spirit through the magic of the arts. From my almond-ranch roots to special fx makeup school in Los Angeles, and now proudly residing in Tuolumne County, my journey has been a colorful blend of creativity and connection. Now, at Sierra Repertory Theatre’s Development Department, I’m passionately fueling the local arts scene. Join me in weaving together innovation, creativity, and the vibrant tapestry of our community through the enchanting world of theatre!

Production

Josh Roscoe

Josh Roscoe

Technical Director

Janetta Turner

Janetta Turner

Costume Shop Manager

Janetta is very pleased to be working once again in a loving and professional theatre! She received her MFA from New York University. Coming from a broad base she has managed several costume shops, worked as an assistant for Broadway and numerous regional theaters. Additionally, she was a member of Elsen Associates, the wig and makeup company. Some of her favorite work venue’s include Washington Opera, Sesame Street Live, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Alice Tully Hall, The Denver Center, Philadelphia Street Theater, Jacobs’ Pillow and Central City Opera.  Favorite shows which she has been able to design are: The Comedy of Errors, The Threepenny Opera, Tartuffe, Electra, The Turn of the Screw, Blood Wedding, Noises Off and Ragtime.

Tatiana Covington-Parra

Tatiana Covington-Parra

Resident Sound Designer

Tatiana Covington-Parra is thrilled to be diving into another season at Sierra Rep after a whirlwind 2021 return. Beginning as a sound engineer at Modesto Junior College, she is grateful to have found a community and the opportunity to grow as an artist thanks to the guidance and support of the SRT company. Her favorite design work at SRT includes Cabaret, The Wizard of Oz, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. She would like to thank her Mom, Grandma, family, friends, the MJC Theatre staff, and all her mentors for always allowing her to create, explore, and grow with love.

Jonnie Painter

Jonnie Painter

Master Electrician

Jonnie is very excited to be returning to SRT this year. Jonnie graduated from Texas State University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. They have worked professionally as an electrician at the Ground Floor Theatre in Austin, Texas, and the Connecticut Repertory Theatre in Storrs, Connecticut. They have also designed productions at SRT including the Tribute Concert series and The Christmas Foundling. Jonnie looks forward to being a Master Electrician and Designer for SRT for many shows to come.

Diana Newington

Diana Newington

Costume Stock Supervisor

Diana has been a costume Designer in Tuolumne County for many different theaters since 1976. This is her seventh year designing and stitching for SRT. She most recently designed Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka KIDS, Peter Rabbit, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Route 66, Holiday Jukebox, Intimate Apparel, Pageant, Million Dollar Quartet, The Glass Menagerie, A Christmas Story, A Columbia Christmas Carol, and Hank Williams: Lost Highway.

Maggie Braun

Maggie Braun *

Stage Manager

Maggie Braun (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back at her theatre home! SRT: Steel Magnolias, Murder on the Orient Express, Route 66, The Wizard of Oz, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, and Million Dollar Quartet. With her associate degree in Theater from Modesto Junior College, she is proud to have her dream job here in Sonora. She would like to thank her family, best friends, and Connor for supporting her in her journey of chasing her dreams. “Look ma, I made it!”

Megan Evans

Megan Evans

Dresser

Dale Pope

Dale Pope

Electrics Assistant

Scott Roscoe

Scott Roscoe

Shop Foreman

Patti Mauro

Patti Mauro

Paints Crew

Susan Carny

Susan Carny

Paints Crew

Eiley Ehle

Eiley Ehle

Paints Supervisor

Bryan Loughlin

Bryan Loughlin

Scenic Crew

Melvin Lewis

Melvin Lewis

Scenic Crew

* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
† indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)

Guest Experience

Laura Young

Laura Young

Ticket Services Manager

Jeannie Teschke

Jeannie Teschke

House Manager

Alan Obata

Alan Obata

Bartender

Lynn McCormick

Lynn McCormick

Concession Assistant

Kelli Brock

Kelli Brock

Concession Manager

Julie Echelberger

Julie Echelberger

Box Office Associate

Hilary Durling

Hilary Durling

House Manager

Hilary Durling has lived in Tuolumne County for over forty years. She’s a graduate of Sonora High School and the University of California Sacramento. After twenty-five years of teaching she has retired to pursue other interests. Hilary and her husband, Rob, have been married 31 years and share three adult children. They enjoy traveling in their 5th wheel or flying to the east coast to visit family. Hilary is happy to be part of the SRT team.