Leadership

Scott Viets

Scott Viets *

Producing Artistic Director

Scott Viets is the Producing Artistic Director of Sierra Rep where 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 *

Associate Artistic Director

Jerry Lee is SRT’s Associate Artistic Director. He’s appeared in the SRT productions of Shrek 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.

Jeremy Blunt

Jeremy Blunt

Managing Director

Jeremy Blunt is the Managing Director of the Sierra Repertory Theatre. Prior to his appointment as Managing Director, Jeremy was on the general management team at Broadway Asia where he worked specifically on the theatrical production of DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda Spectacular Live. Before that, he served as the Contract Affairs Coordinator at the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and the Content and Creative Fellow at the Ambassador Theatre Group. He grew up in Southern California and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a MBA from California Baptist University. He also holds a MFA in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College. He is a member of the Theatre Communications Group and is proudly serving in the Air National Guard.

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

Administration

Emily Gatesman

Emily Gatesman

Director of Hospitality Services

Emily Gatesman is a Virginia native who has found her home, heart, and community in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. After receiving her Bachelors of Music from James Madison University, Emily performed at various regional theaters across the country, including Bigfork Summer Playhouse in MT, Theatre IV and The Barksdale Theatre in VA, and Riverside CLO Sierra Repertory Theatre in CA. As a performing arts educator, Emily taught music, dance, and theatre arts at public schools in Virginia, Denver, California. She served the New York City schools as an Artist in Residence. She returned to Sonora and SRT in 2016 and has since been a stage manager, performer, or choreographer in 15 productions.  Emily serves on the Sonora Chamber of Commerce and the Visit Tuolumne County Boards of Directors.  She is an Ambassador for the Tuolumne Co. Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Tuolumne Co. Women’s Network.

Nick Mason

Nick Mason *

Production Manager

Nick Masonis excited to Stage Manage his first production for SRT! His story with Sierra Rep started in 2019 as the Master Electrician for The Wizard of Oz and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change during the summer while getting his BA from UNC-Wilmington. After graduating, he returned as a full-time Master Electrician, and eventually shifted to the full-time Production Manager. Nick is excited to return to his true passion for Stage Management and is happy to work with everyone!

* 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

Manager of Development Operations

Kevin is thankful to be back on the SRT stage! A transplant actor from New England and New York, he acted in the Bay Area for 20 years and founded Limelight Actors Theater (an award winning/TBA Nominated company) before moving here in 2019.  Recent favorites include Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Grimsby, SRT), Murder on the Orient Express (Michel, SRT), The Velocity of Autumn (Christopher, LAT)The Outgoing Tide (Jack, LAT), and The 39 Steps (Hannay, LAT). Kevin is the Manager of Development Operations at SRT and loves Christmas almost as much as Buddy. Love and thanks to Alan and Bodhi.

Emily Gatesman

Emily Gatesman

Director of Hospitality Services

Emily Gatesman is a Virginia native who has found her home, heart, and community in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. After receiving her Bachelors of Music from James Madison University, Emily performed at various regional theaters across the country, including Bigfork Summer Playhouse in MT, Theatre IV and The Barksdale Theatre in VA, and Riverside CLO Sierra Repertory Theatre in CA. As a performing arts educator, Emily taught music, dance, and theatre arts at public schools in Virginia, Denver, California. She served the New York City schools as an Artist in Residence. She returned to Sonora and SRT in 2016 and has since been a stage manager, performer, or choreographer in 15 productions.  Emily serves on the Sonora Chamber of Commerce and the Visit Tuolumne County Boards of Directors.  She is an Ambassador for the Tuolumne Co. Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Tuolumne Co. Women’s Network.

Production

Josh Roscoe

Josh Roscoe

Technical Director

Shirley Wilson

Shirley Wilson

Paints Supervisor

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 joining 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. 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

Assistant Stage Manager

Scott Roscoe

Scott Roscoe

Shop Foreman

Patti Mauro

Patti Mauro

Paints Crew

Annette Keegan

Annette Keegan

Paints Crew

Susan Carny

Susan Carny

Paints Crew

Dave Seago

Dave Seago

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

Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown

Ticket Services Manager

Katia Burke

Katia Burke

Guest Experience Manager

Katia Burke (Atina/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her debut with Sierra Rep. She works as SRT’s Guest Experience Manager, but has been acting all her life and feels at home on stage. She would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support, especially her boyfriend, Dayne, who encouraged her to apply for the job in the first place. She hopes that everyone enjoys the show!

Linda Gist

Linda Gist

Ticket Services Associate

Catelin Schenstrom

Catelin Schenstrom

Ticket Services Associate

Alan Obata

Alan Obata

Bartender

Kelli Brock

Kelli Brock

Bartender