The Actor’s Workshop

Crane River Theater was created to serve the state of Nebraska and surrounding areas as a professional theater production company providing a home for the presentation, education and promotion of the arts.  We provide the unique quality of using professionals from across the country and mixing them with area artists to create exciting and innovative productions.  We have already had the honor of working with actors, directors and designers from twenty-eight states, and are excited to share their talents with all of Nebraska.

The Actor’s Workshop with Crane River Theater is an exciting masterclass opportunity, designed to provide high school students from across the state with professional instruction from two notable university professors. Instructors will include Ashley Miller-Scully, a dance professor at the University of Central Missouri; Jerry Jay Cranford, a professor at Kansas State University and professional singer, actor and dancer; and Steve Barth, Artistic Director and Founder of Crane River Theater. The masterclass will include interactive sessions in dance, acting, and musical theatre. Students will also have the chance to learn more about each of these universities and their theatre and dance programs, along with scholarship opportunities.

We invite area arts educators to select two outstanding students from your school to attend this one-of-a-kind opportunity.

For more information, please call 308.627.5796.


Monday, March 5, 2018

9:30am Check In at Kearney Public Library – 2nd Floor Meeting Rooms
10:00am Welcome, Q&A Panel with the Artists
11:00am The Actor’s Workshop with Steve Barth
12:00pm Lunch with the Artists at The Alley Rose
1:00pm Afternoon Session #1
2:00pm Afternoon Session #2
3:00pm Farewell at the Kearney Public Library


Ashley Miller-Scully

Professor of Dance and Choreography
University of Central Missouri

Jerry Jay Cranford

Professor of Acting and Directing
Kansas State University

Steve Barth

Executive Artistic Director
Crane River Theater