Staff

Redding Performing Arts Center

BRANDON BAUMANN
DIRECTOR & TEACHER
MUSIC & ACTING

Brandon Baumann holds a Master’s Degree from Kent State University in Music Education and a Vocal Pedagogy Certificate from Somatic Voice Works the LoVetri Method. He has had dance training in Ballet and Contemporary through MVBT, Artesan Dance Company, and Redding City Dance Company.

His directorial credits include: Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, The Spitfire Grill, The Music Man, Annie, and Our Miss Brooks. Music direction credits include: Elf, Matlitda,  Spamalot, First Impressions, Phantom of the Opera, Smoke on the Mountain – Home Coming, Pirates of Penzance, and The Little Match Girl (a musical written by the staff and students of Cincinnati Christian School which includes his composition work). Performance credits include: Burl Sanders in Smoke on the Mountain, Amore with Artesan Dance Company, Horizons of Gold, The Nutcracker with Miami Valley Ballet Theatre (MVBT), Sleeping Beauty (MVBT), Westside Story, The Magic Flute, Marcellus in The Music Man, The King and I, Charlie Bates in Oliver, and Meet Me In St. Louis.

In his free time he enjoys spending time outdoors exploring nature with his dog.

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BRENNA YEARY
TEACHER
ACTING

Brenna Yeary is an actor, singer, director and educator recently relocated to California from NYC. She has studied with Douglas Davidson, Claire Warden (The Shakespeare Forum), Andrew Borthwick-Leslie (The Humanist Project), and Dianna Shoenborn (The Linklater Center), as well as intensives with The Central School of Speech and Drama and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Favorite New York credits include Juliet and Tybalt in R+J, Lil in Dust You Are, and Henry in Henry V. Select regional credits include Zelda, Noises Off, Guys and Dolls, Our Show of Shows, Witness for the Prosecution, Live from WVL Radio Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life, The Drowsy Chaperone, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cabaret, and Much Ado About Nothing in Reading, UK.

Brenna loves people watching, finding treasures on Craigslist, caramel cone ice cream, and light bulb moments.

Jessica Fletcher
TEACHER
ACTING & WRITING

Jessica Fletcher is an actor, experienced director, published playwright and a professor in the Theatre Arts Department at Shasta College, Redding, Ca.  Jess holds a BA in Dramatic Art from UC Santa Barbara and an MA in Script Writing at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Jess offers group courses and workshops to actors, directors, artistic designers, theatre technicians and script writers of all ages and skill levels and is dedicated to each student’s individual goals for growth and development, personally and professionally.

With over twenty years of practical theatre experience (both locally and internationally), Jess strives to teach the fundamental theories and practices of theatre and storytelling. But more importantly, she aims to celebrate students as emerging playwrights and actors, honoring the creative and collaborative elements of theatre on-stage that translate to greater concentration, present mindfulness, self-confidence, honesty, and empathy that enriches our relationships and lives off stage.

COURTNEY GRYPHON
TEACHER
ACTING

Courtney Gryphon is an Actress who studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (BA Acting, 2019); and gratefully received extensive training there including: Shakespeare (awarded the Norah Cooper Mulligan Award for verse speaking in 2018), Stanislavski (naturalistic acting for stage and screen), movement, voice, as well as performing in plays ranging from Shakespeare to Contemporary, Russian and American Realism, to children’s theatre (“Peter Pan”.)

Courtney desires to impart a passion, knowledge, and great proficiency for the craft of acting to the next generation of artists.

She also enjoys acting coaching: working with actors individually to bring their performance and artistry to the next level.

“I believe great acting lies within people, and that it is about unlocking technique and ideas, allowing the actor to discover things for themselves.”

JASMINE NOELLE
TEACHER
ACTING

Jasmine Noelle has been involved in performing arts for the last 10 years. She has done productions through Redding Christian School of which her favorites have been Beauty and the Beast, The Spitfire Grill, Hello Dolly, and The Music Man. She has been teaching at RPAC for the last year and was involved in RPAC’s young adult theatre productions of The Beverly Hillbillies and Our Miss Brooks.

Outside of the classroom, she is the soprano in the Redding Christian High School Ensemble, Senior Class President, and a National Honor Society Member highly involved in community service outreach programs.

Jasmine is an outgoing, people person who can be found making great coffee as a barista at Dutch Bros. She also has a big heart for the great outdoors where she horseback rides, hikes, and loves to go exploring with friends.

Erin Woodward
PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR
VOICE

Erin Woodward is an actor, singer, and aspiring director with fifteen years of performing experience. She is currently pursuing an AA in Music at Shasta College before transferring to a university to get her MA in Musical Theatre. In addition to her solo training, Erin has participated in many choral ensembles, which have taken her as far as Italy and France.

Her first music direction credit was Aladdin Jr. (2020). Her performance credits include Leonora Banning in The Long Christmas Dinner (2020), Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof (2020), Ariel in The Little Mermaid (2019), Rafiki in The Lion King (2019), Medda Larkin in Newsies (2018), Les Miserables (2018), and Crazy for You (2017). Her choral experience includes the California All State Honor Choir (2017-2020), Central Regional Honor Choir (2016-2019), Shasta High Madrigals (2018-2020), Shasta High A Capella (2018-2020), Shasta High Choraliers (2017-2018), Shasta High Nightingales (2016-2017), and The Redding School of the Arts Festival Choir (2014-2016).

In her free time, she enjoys painting, writing, and spending time with her friends.

HANNAH FEYLING
INTERN

Hannah Feyling is a student at Stellar Charter School. She is a singer, actor and performer with 7 years of musical theatre experience.

Hannah has done productions with Redding School of the Arts, Cascade Theater, and Harris School of Music. Some of her favorite musicals she has been apart of are Matilda (2020), Shrek the Musical (2019), and Mulan jr. (2019).

In her free time she enjoys painting, singing, and spending time with her friends.