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Join us for a Performance of our Original Musical

July 26 at 2:00pm

at Margaretville Central School

thanks to a generous grant from the Margaretville Central school, We are able to offer this incredible opportunity to our young performers free of charge this year and hopefully for many years to come!

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Our team

Garth Kravits
Founder / Director

Garth Kravits is a Broadway Veteran actor, who made his debut in the Tony award winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone and originated the role of Ritchie in the Broadway show Gettin’ the Band Back Together.

Off-Broadway credits include Old Jews Telling Jokes, Toxic Audio and Smart Blonde.

He has Guest Starred on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Mr. Robot,

The Blacklist, 30 Rock, The Hunters, and in the film Sweet November.

As an award winning vocalist, musician and songwriter he has performed in theaters, concert halls, clubs and festivals around the globe.

Garth has been teaching Musical Theater, Voice, Scene Study,

Audition prep, Song Interpretation, Improv and Songwriting for decades.  Recognizing that every student has their own learning style, individual challenges, and habits, he specializes in customizing his classes for each student to bring out their power, confidence, and unique abilities. 

Julia Rugg
Founder / Managing Director

Julia Rugg has had her hand in the performing arts since her days as 
a 4-year-old Suzuki violin student. Although she now only sings in the shower, her passion for world class arts education dovetails with her years of corporate management and public education experience and uniquely positions her as a results-oriented managing director. Studying acting as a BFA at Ithaca College was a transformative experience and led Julia to pursue additional undergraduate and graduate degrees in child development and elementary education. Julia is passionate about the integration of theater arts, mental and behavioral health, and education. As a local MCS parent, Julia will drive collaboration between the Delaware County School of Performing Arts, Margaretville Arts Center, local schools, and behavioral health services, to increase  the availability of performing arts education for all. 
Julia looks forward to serving the Delaware County arts community and would love to hear from you! She can be reached at:



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     Chris von Rinteln- playWright

Chris is a freelance writer and editor who has penned everything from surfer bios and safari websites to climate justice missives and Harvard coursework. As an editor, he is always looking for ways to help others tease out details, hone their ideas, and bring their best work to the page. 

With a former career in hospitality—two decades building programs and managing guests at neighborhood bars and Michelin-starred establishments alike—Chris is well practiced at collaborating with diverse personalities, leading teams with conviviality, and putting on a performance every night (if a little lacking in song and dance). 

Combining that professional background with an innate curiosity and a wide spectrum of personal interests, Chris enjoys taking a multifaceted, open-minded approach to creative group work. He’s thrilled to have the chance to support Delaware County’s next generation of performers as they showcase their talents to their community.

  Kristin vignona - dance instructor

Kristin is a secondary English teacher at Margaretville Central School. Kristin is the director of the school plays, as well as the choreographer and stage manager for the school musicals. Kristin has 12+ years of dance experience in various dance styles such as ballet, pointe, modern, tap, and jazz.

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       lara land - yoga instructor

Lara is a deeply compassionate life coach, consultant, and yoga teacher who found yoga while pursuing her BFA in theater from Boston University. Lara's specialties are Ashtanga, Yin, and Trauma-Sensitivity. She has spent the last 25 years sharing these styles of yoga along with meditation, mindfulness, journaling, and yoga philosophy practices with students all over the world. In addition to teaching yoga, Lara is a certified Forest Therapist, Trauma Sensitivity Advisor, Somatic Coach, Death Doula and is the executive director of Three and a Half Acres Yoga nonprofit. She is the author of My Bliss Book and The Essential Guide to Trauma Sensitive Yoga and the host of Beyond Trauma Podcast. Lara is pursuing her Master's in Mental Health Counseling while living full-time in Andes with her husband and daughter.  She can be found at and @laralandyoga.

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