2013 Scholarship winners announced!

Scott Valley Theatre Company works very closely with Etna High School in providing an authentic Theatre Arts experience to the youth of our valley. The program continues to flourish and this year two students were awarded scholarships for their creative contributions to both SVTC and Etna High School.
Lauren Jenkins Lauren Jenkins

Lauren Jenkins was active in drama all four years at Etna High School and also has volunteered at the Avery in nearly every capacity.  Her popcorn making skills nearly match board member Jean Bury! We wish her the best as she moves on to College of the Siskiyous and beyond as she pursues her studies in alternative energy.

Atticus Kramer Atticus Kramer

Atticus Kramer has delighted audiences for years at the Avery and other local venues. His skill at Improvisation and ability to create believable characters will be missed as he further hones those skills at Vassar College in New York.

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The recipient of the Etna High/Scott Valley Theatre Company scholarship for 2011-2012 is Andrew Wester. Andrew has been in drama for three years acting in Shakespeare Abridged, Arsenic and Old Lace and this year’s production of You Can’t Take it With You. Andrew has worked with drama students on stage combat and enjoys mentoring others. He also participated in Poetry OutLoud, memorizing long poems for presentation. Andrew plans a career in the culinary arts and is attending Job Corp this summer. Congratulations Andrew!


The Avery/Etna High Scholarship winner for 2011 is Etna High graduating senior, Angela West.  Angie has been a dedicated volunteer for the past four years both on stage and off. No job is too big or too small for Angie.  She could be found making popcorn, selling tickets or running lights and sound. As a set painter, Angie worked late into the night painting sets for theatre and rock and roll shows. She had lead roles in all the school plays including musicals, comedies and dramas. Angie knows how to “say yes” to opportunity and the Scott Valley Theatre Company as well as the Etna High Drama class will miss her dearly.  We wish her all the best as she travels to Ashland to attend Southern Oregon University in the fall. Good luck Angie!


The Scott Valley Theater Company is proud to announce the recipients of their first annual scholarship awards.  Etna High graduates, Andrew Kramer and Crystal Curry both received scholarships in honor and recognition for their contributions to the Scott Valley Theatre Company and the Avery Theater.

Crystal Curry has been a regular performer and producer at the Avery Theatre.  She has performed in several melodramas, making audiences laugh at her superb comedic timing. Last year she wrote and directed a variety show called The Hike in which she incorporated music, dance and theater. Most recently she appeared on stage at Acoustic nigh singing with her father.  Crystal plans to attend college to study art.

Andrew Kramer has been involved in the Avery both as a performer and a technician.  He has acted in a number of productions including Tartuffe and The Apple Tree.  He is especially gifted in improvisational theater and as Master of Ceremonies in many shows including Acoustic Night.Andrew has worked in sound, lights and theater tech. He plans to attend College of the Redwoods to study computer science.

The Avery board members are thrilled to begin what they hope is a yearly tradition of recognizing and nurturing young talent at the Avery.    “These students have given the community so much and it makes us proud to be able to give them something to help get their adult lives under way,” commented SVTC board president Mike Duguay.